Parks

Paris represents the best of grand architecture and city planning, from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Elysées. Yet, underneath these places, are small parks that bring together Paris' diverse populations through the power of play.
Mar 23, 2015   Common Place
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
The creation of a park in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, is credited with helping the city lure new development and stay economically healthy during the recession.
Jul 31, 2011   NPR
As Singapore's population booms, officials are working through plans to help the city absorb its people but also provide them with adequate green space.
Jul 31, 2011   The New York Times
London Evening Standard columnist Kieran Long takes a tour through London's Olympic Park and finds a new public space that will likely show its importance long after the games are over.
Jul 30, 2011   London Evening Standard