Parks

The latest installment of the GOOD Cities Project has produced an infographic that provides a look at the "ever-vital urban park" by comparing the park efforts of cities around the country.
6 days ago   GOOD Magazine
Site of the Occupy Wall Street protests, Zuccotti Park is a privately-owned public space. Lisa W. Foderaro explains the difference between this and a public park, and why it works for the protests.
Oct 14, 2011   The New York Times
Just four percent of Irvine's Great Park has been built in six years, compared to an early estimation that it would be completed in 10. Now, it may take 20. And it's no one's fault, writes Jeff Overley.
Oct 8, 2011   Orange County Register
Pending a memorandum of understanding between city and U.N. officials, Manhattan may begin a land swap process that will finally fill in a mile-long gap of greenway along the East River. Lisa R. Foderaro reports.
Oct 1, 2011   New York Times
Transplanting the wildly popular pilot projects in NYC and SF across the northern border, the City launches VIVA Vancouver program that converts parts of eight streets into public spaces.
Sep 9, 2011   THE DIRT
Community organizers in Philadelphia are leading an effort to convert a disused elevated railway into a park.
Aug 30, 2011   The Philadelphia Daily News
Plans are moving ahead to convert Berlin's Tempelhof airfield into the city's newest park.
Aug 25, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
Neighborhoods in New York City have built temporary "pop-up" playgrounds in an effort to encourage more physical activity among children.
Aug 16, 2011   The New York Times
For a recent contest, <em>Good</em> magazine asked its readers to submit guides to the interesting and unique parts of their city. The winning entry is a guide to Asheville, North Carolina.
Aug 11, 2011   Good
Houston is leading the way in creating new public spaces. This article from The Project for Public Spaces looks at a few of the city's efforts.
Aug 10, 2011   Project For Public Spaces
Philadelphia is opening its first "parklet" -- a small public park space built on street parking spaces.
Aug 4, 2011   The Philadelphia Inquirer