Parks

August 19, 2014, 1pm PDT
Inspired by a park system proposal by Frederick Law Olmsted from 1930 to build a network of parks and open space throughout the city, a coalition of advocates is reviving the idea of connecting people and parks throughout Los Angeles.
Next City
August 8, 2014, 6am PDT
Chuck Wolfe revisits five instances of how we can learn from the urbanism we already have.
The Huffington Post
August 1, 2014, 11am PDT
An overview of how Los Angeles County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is creating projects that tackle the effects of climate change, by planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
July 25, 2014, 7am PDT
July is "National Park and Recreation Month." To commemorate, WalletHub compiled a ranking system that compares cities by their recreational opportunities.
WalletHub
July 23, 2014, 12pm PDT
Tom Jacobs details the findings of a study out of France that finds evidence of what researchers call "green altruism"—or people treating each other better after period of immersion in a natural environment.
Pacific Standard
July 20, 2014, 7am PDT
A review of the healthiest cities in the United States establishes that urban parks play a vital role in the activity of a city. What conclusions can be drawn from each city?
UrbDeZine
June 26, 2014, 6am PDT
New Yorkers for Parks released a study earlier this month finding that the Department of Parks and Recreation is one of the city's slowest when it comes to finishing projects on a reasonable timeframe.
New York Times
June 11, 2014, 11am PDT
Tampa has hired Denver-based Civitas to lead the planning effort in the sorely-needed renovation of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Mayor Bob Buckhorn supports the plan to renovate the 23-acre waterfront park.
Tampa Bay CL
June 10, 2014, 10am PDT
The conversion of San Francisco’s Presidio military base to parkland is reviewed by Los Angeles County park planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
June 3, 2014, 11am PDT
Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau makes a case for increasing the number of fields and facilities dedicated to a sport that is growing in popularity – soccer.
UrbDeZine
May 31, 2014, 7am PDT
Katy Rechdahl describes a "dazzling" boom for New Orleans parks.
Next City
May 14, 2014, 2pm PDT
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.
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 27, 2014, 11am PDT
Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau examines how airline companies and other private sector businesses can help with the greening of communities.
UrbDeZine
April 4, 2014, 2pm PDT
Southwest Airlines joins Project for Public Spaces in an initiative to reactivate underused public spaces.
CNN Money - Fortune
April 3, 2014, 7am PDT
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.
The New Yorker
Blog post
April 3, 2014, 5am PDT
Looking at the trend toward interdisciplinary design practice through the work of WXY Architecture + Urban Design.
Anna Bergren Miller
March 10, 2014, 10am PDT
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.
Crosscut.com
February 20, 2014, 7am PST
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.
Greater Greater Washington
Blog post
February 6, 2014, 8am PST
Human beings are both born and programmed to need open spaces. As our existence becomes increasingly urban, cities and towns must provide the open spaces our natures require.
Steven Snell
January 15, 2014, 6am PST
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.
BBC News