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.
4 hours ago   Grist
Julia Galef takes a look at Secure Cities, a new website that maps the effect of security measures on public space since 9/11.
Jul 14, 2009   Metropolis Magazine
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> offers four case studies of cities that have removed highways. The result: less congestion.
Jul 8, 2009   The Infrastructurist
Anne Schwartz compiles recent studies on the economic value of parks, describing how an investment in parks by the city will result in a healthier urban economy.
Jun 27, 2009   Gotham Gazette
Jay Walljasper argues that the need for accessible, vibrant public space grows along with the bad times.
Mar 17, 2009   WorldChanging
When Sony was preparing to build a virtual meeting space for Playstation 3 users, they took the unusual step of hiring a real-world architect, Kenji Ikemoto.
Jan 27, 2009   Business Week
As Mumbai recovers from the recent terrorist attacks, social worker Katia Savchuk reflects on how cities can be resilient to terrorism.
Dec 1, 2008   Where
Relative to those in Chicago's Grant Park or New York's Time Square, post-election celebration turnouts in San Francisco public spaces were sparse. But it's not because of urban design--it's the city's character.
Nov 13, 2008   The San Francisco Chronicle
A contest sponsored by the Vancouver Public Space Network asks the public to find Vancouver's heart, a civic square that best defines the city. Sean Ruthen ponders the city's relationships to the each its primary squares now.
Oct 30, 2008   re:place Magazine
Robert Sibley comments on the worldwide problem of homeless people in public spaces, and reflects on how Canadians can and should manage them.
Oct 23, 2008   The Ottowa Citizen
That's how landscape architect Edward L. Daugherty sees his job. “I think if there is a thread in my work, it’s to help people use the space that is available,” he says in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a retrospective of his work opens.
Oct 17, 2008   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution