Katy Rechdahl describes a "dazzling" boom for New Orleans parks.
May 31, 2014 Next City
Architecture critic Inga Saffron describes a new master plan for Philadelphia's signature piece of open space as "important" and "welcome," but still finds that it falls short in addressing some of the park's critical needs.
May 14, 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer
Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau examines how airline companies and other private sector businesses can help with the greening of communities.
Apr 27, 2014 UrbDeZine
Southwest Airlines joins Project for Public Spaces in an initiative to reactivate underused public spaces.
Apr 4, 2014 CNN Money - Fortune
The inequities of New York City’s park system have been on the policy radar since state legislation was introduced last year that would require large, wealthy park conservancies to contribute to smaller, cash-strapped parks around the city.
Apr 3, 2014 The New Yorker
WXY Architecture + Urban Design is neither an architecture studio nor an urban planning practice. Like an increasing number of firms, it’s both. The trend toward interdisciplinary design has both practical and philosophical roots. Blog Post
Apr 3, 2014 By
A recent article by Bill Lucia explains the reasons to be cautiously optimistic about a proposed park that will replace a demolished Alaskan Viaduct on Seattle’s waterfront.
Mar 10, 2014 Crosscut.com
As the long-awaited Silver Spring Transit Center continues construction, voices in the community want to consider a park adjacent to the forthcoming Metro stop. Dan Reed writes, however, that the area might not be well suited for a park.
Feb 20, 2014 Greater Greater Washington
We desire character, complexity and freedom to move in our urban parks. We prefer wild to “human formed” landscapes. We enjoy a sense of mystery, a sense of discovery as we pick our way and wander through non-concrete environs. Blog Post
Feb 6, 2014 By
A new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology finds that moving to a more-green area can have a long-lasting positive effect on mental health, unlike the short-term jolt from pay rises, promotions or winning the lottery.
Jan 15, 2014 BBC News