Public Spaces

In a field that seems divided between aesthetes and the activists, landscape architects may be closest to reconciling the two trends.
Nov 10, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
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
New York's new big plans are actually quite small, according to this architectural review from <em>The Guardian</em>.
Jun 28, 2011   Guardian
The La Independencia neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia sprawls up a hillside, leaving the inhabitants to walk up to 10 flights of stairs every day. An ambitious development program is considering building an outdoor network of escalators.
Jun 22, 2011
Anthony Townsend comments on a recent study that is wary of wireless access in public spaces. He says the study has an outdated understanding of how people use spaces today.
Jun 13, 2011   Urban Omnibus
Sadik-Khan writes a guest blog for Streetsblog on lessons Los Angeles could learn from New York's embrace of public spaces and streets.
Jun 7, 2011   Streetsblog
Sally Augustin stumbled upon a curved park bench at the heart of a public space, and found herself drawn into the brilliance of its curves.
May 24, 2011   Metropolis Magazine
UN-HABITAT (United Nations Human Settlement Programme) recently adopted its first ever resolution on public space, encouraging equity and the development of quality public spaces.
Apr 21, 2011   Project for Public Spaces blog
With funding in question, the future of public libraries is uncertain. This slideshow explores how libraries function as a commons and public space in American cities.
Apr 12, 2011   Places
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
The "commons" are increasingly falling into the hands of private owners, prompting Jay Walljasper to what it means to have commonly shared spaces in the modern world.
Apr 2, 2011   Terrain