Public Spaces

Even Andrews reports on the unsafe environment that women encounter while on their bikes—and the organizations and people who are working to make the roads safer from harassment.
Jul 10, 2014   Grist
Los Angeles is ugly. But it doesn't have to be, argues Sam Lubell.
Dec 12, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
More parks in the U.S. should fight funding issues through privatization, writes John Stossel.
Dec 8, 2010   Reason
Hundreds of public spaces -- from public parks to subway stations -- are open for bids from sponsors for naming rights.
Dec 8, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
Jay Walljasper says that Barcelona, once looked upon as a dirty, second-rate city now is a must-see like Paris or Rome. How did the Spanish turn Barcelona around?
Oct 29, 2010   Citiwire.net
Architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen says that streets can't create public interaction in the way that unstructured spaces like urban parks can.
Oct 25, 2010   ASLA's The Dirt blog
The American Planning Association has released its 2010 selections for great public spaces, streets and neighborhoods, ranging from a sculpture garden in Alabama to New York's transformed Bryant Park.
Oct 13, 2010   American Planning Association
Officials in London are relying on the creation of 86 new public spaces throughout the city to cut down on criminal behavior.
Oct 5, 2010   London Evening Standard
Jan Gehl sits down with Greg Linsday to talk about his new book, <em>Cities for People</em>, if Phoenix could take lessons from New York, and "the needs of the urban habitat of homo sapiens."
Sep 26, 2010   Fast Company
With the centennial of the Panama-California Exposition that created San Diego's Balboa Square approaching, the city is considering turning back the neighborhood to its former car-free glory.
Sep 8, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
A new book by Robert Gatje gives public squares and piazzas the coffee-table treatment, meticulously detailing what makes these historic spaces work.
Sep 7, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper