Parks

Inspired by a park system proposal by Frederick Law Olmsted from 1930 to build a network of parks and open space throughout the city, a coalition of advocates is reviving the idea of connecting people and parks throughout Los Angeles.
3 days ago   Next City
Community members in Philadelphia have taken over a languishing site and put it back into use as a temporary park space.
May 26, 2011   NewsWorks
Seattle is growing more dense, which is underlining the importance of the city's public spaces. But as this piece from <em>Crosscut</em> argues, the city's public spaces are mostly bleak and underused.
May 19, 2011   Crosscut
Robert Campbell keeps hoping that the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (the park built over the Big Dig site) will attract visitors. But even as it gets more beautiful, it still fails in terms of usage.
May 18, 2011   The Boston Globe
Exposition Park in Los Angeles is on the verge of major changes -- a retired space shuttle, the last days of a stadium, new transit access, and the demolition of a piece of big-name architecture. But looking at its history, changes are nothing new.
May 18, 2011   Los Angeles Times
A new public plaza is being built in Washington D.C., and this rundown from <em>The Dirt</em> highlights its people-focused design.
May 7, 2011   THE DIRT
A community in Salt Lake City is pooling their cash to purchase an empty lot owned by the LDS (Mormon) Church for a much-needed park. They hope to give the land to the city to maintain, but the church and state may not be on board with the plan.
Apr 25, 2011   The Salt Lake Tribune
As the city of Los Angeles edges closer to approving the construction of a new sports stadium in downtown, this post from <em>Curbed LA</em> offers 10 suggestions on how the stadium could and should fit into the city.
Apr 9, 2011   Curbed LA
This episode of <em>99% Invisible</em> explores public spaces and their role in political change, and how over hundreds of years, riots have defined New York's Tompkins Square Park -- despite efforts to design unrest out.
Apr 9, 2011   99% Invisible
New outdoor, publicly accessible ping pong tables are taking hold in New York City, adding an extra element of health and activity to some of the city's public parks.
Apr 5, 2011   The New York Times
Following trends seen in Europe and China, a public park in New York City has installed a ping pong table.
Mar 25, 2011   DNAInfo