Parks

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.
Jun 26, 2014   New York Times
Parking spaces in San Francisco are being repurposed as small patio-like park spaces and out door seating areas. John King of the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em> looks at how they've become part of the city.
Jul 15, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
Plans to redesign the expanded publicly accessible section of the White House's front lawn combine both walkability concerns and safety concerns.
Jul 13, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
New playground designs are shaking up public parks around the world. So long, slides, hello interpretive playscapes.
Jul 12, 2011   Dwell
New parks -- even very small ones -- can have a major impact on the way cities and communities are revitalized, according to this post.
Jul 9, 2011   Planet Forward
The projects across the country having the biggest impact on the feel and function of cities are more often than not the work of landscape architects, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Jul 7, 2011   THE DIRT
More than 40 ping pong tables will be placed in public spaces throughout the English city of Hull this summer. It's part of a nationwide effort to get more people to exercise.
Jun 28, 2011   Yorkshire Post
Plans to build a parking garage below an old plaza in Seville, Spain, revealed underground roman ruins. So the city built a new structure to hover over the site and to emphasize the area's historic amenities.
Jun 28, 2011   Metropolis
The idea of tuning toxic or polluted sites into parks has been creating new green spaces in cities throughout the country. It's also re-starting the real estate market.
Jun 22, 2011   THE DIRT
A new pedestrian bridge over a freeway has reconnected a Detroit neighborhood with new accessibility and a new park.
Jun 22, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
One of the most park-poor major cities in the U.S., Los Angeles is in the midst of a slight park renaissance, with a few new major projects in the works. A new exhibition looks at the state of new parks design in L.A.
Jun 14, 2011   Los Angeles Times