Parks

Chicago is putting the pieces in place to land the Obama Library. One proposal hinges on the availability of parkland on the South Side near the University of Chicago.
Jan 22, 2015   Chicago Tribune
The rapid development of Miami's Brickell neighborhood has left many residents without proper access to open space, a circumstance some are trying to remedy, despite astronomical land costs.
Aug 30, 2012   NPR
Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa launched the city's "50 Parks Initiative," a public-private partnership that plans to add over 170 acres of new park space throughout the city's "park-poor population-dense" neighborhoods.
Aug 27, 2012   Streetsblog LA
Brian Phelps reports on the power of urban landscaping to revitalize a flood-devastated city - Valencia, Spain.
Jul 4, 2012   Metropolis
CityGardens is an award winning mobile app that can help tourists and residents find hidden parks and gardens in the middle of Paris.
Jun 14, 2012   Fast Company Co.Exist
Can Jersey City duplicate the success of NYC's High Line? If they can get through the litigation, it could happen in the the form of The Embankment, a relic railroad running above an historic neighborhood. A preservation group leads the effort.
Jun 10, 2012   WNYC
Will French takes a look at the success of Birmingham's downtown revitalization, which – in the absence of a waterfront – embraced its historic railroads, instead.
May 16, 2012   Urban Land
Kaid Benfield laments the capital's "blah"-inspiring National Mall, and discusses three design competitions underway that could give it a second life.
Apr 20, 2012   Switchboard
Pittsburgh is smoothing over the residue of its industrial past, turning an abandoned railway into a waterfront park, Paige Miller reports.
Apr 6, 2012   Smart Growth America
Plans to transform New York's Tappan Zee Bridge into a park have captured the public's imagination, but some speculate it's just a pipe dream, Peter Applebome reports.
Apr 6, 2012   The New York Times
As state authorities prepare to replace the aging bridge, local officials and interest groups propose an "exciting" alternative to demolition.
Feb 25, 2012   New York Times