Martin Pedersen of Metropolis Magazine explains how a city ordinance termed the 'plaza bonus,' lead to the creation of more than five hundred "privately financed, privately owned, but public spaces."
Jun 26, 2010 Metropolis
A group of planners and designers recently headed out to audit Petrossian Square in Manhattan, carefully observing how people use the space.
Jun 2, 2010 Planning Commissioners Journal
With one of Philadelphia's best-supported public parks in danger of losing the private funding that keeps it maintained, <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> architecture critic Inga Saffron looks at the sad state of the city's parks.
May 27, 2010 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Blair Kamin applauds a new plaza at the Trump International Hotel + Tower, and calls an aging public space nearby 'an eyesore.'
May 7, 2010 The Chicago Tribune
Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway is an urban park built over the "Big Dig" highway tunnel, and as Robert Campbell of the Boston Globe puts it, "a design disaster."
May 3, 2010 Project for Public Spaces blog
The City has reached a deal to take over 172-acres of undeveloped land from the State, and redevelopment possibilities are flooding in - public park, high school, commercial buildings, NYU satellite campus, and more.
Apr 12, 2010 New York Times
This piece from <em>Shareable</em> looks at the urban work of Enrique Penalosa and how it emphasizes the importance of happiness in cities.
Mar 4, 2010 Shareable
The public library is being re-imagined as an interactive space with multimedia learning labs, coffee shops and government services.
Mar 3, 2010 Miller-McCune
The City of Seattle is looking to revive some of its often forgotten and neglected urban spaces: alleys.
Feb 28, 2010 The Seattle Times
Blogger and landscape architect Lisa Town gathers a few D.I.Y. tables and chairs designed for creating instant public seating space for street food, including a hydrant tabletop.
Jan 13, 2010 Inspiration Wall