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
The City of Hamburg, Germany is planning on building elevated public parks on sections of the to-be-expanded A7 (Highway 7), which is considered one of the most important north-south connectors in Germany.
Dec 9, 2011 TheCityFix.com
The 100 largest U.S. cities added 120 new parks last year, but overall spending remained largely flat. Approximately half the cities experienced cuts in their parks budgets, forcing departments to defer maintenance costs even as usership grows.
Dec 8, 2011 City Parks Blog
In San Francisco, almost one out of every six acres is slated to become parkland in the new urban infill projects in Mission Bay.
Nov 29, 2011 City Parks Blog
In Ohio, officials are looking at new ways to liven up their parks. They are providing incentives for volunteers to help beautify and maintain the parks, in addition to adding new programs to attract users to frequent the parks.
Nov 15, 2011 American City and Country
Under New York's Delancey Street lurks 60,000 square feet of vaulted ceilings and cobbled streets, sitting unappreciated in the dark. A group of entrepreneurs have plans to create a subterranean park there.
Nov 10, 2011 This Big City
As part of a larger parks plan, one Atlanta suburb wants to use its bonds to build a sports complex where housing already exists. Adding to the controversy, the idea doesn't seem to have gone through a proper public review. Melissa Weinman reports.
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