Open Space

November 11, 2016, 9am PST
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, overwhelmingly prioritized parks and green space back in 2008. Cobb County commissioners', however, are still acting to quell those intentions.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 25, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Chicago River is attracting some of the city's most creative visions for the future. The second plan in recent months proves the potential of the river as an open space asset.
Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2016, 11am PDT
A river flows through Atlanta, but few of the city's residents have any access to it. A new vision plan produced by the advocacy group Chattahoochee Now aims to change that.
WABE
September 23, 2016, 8am PDT
Where's the green?
NPR
September 11, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Los Angeles has been improving its parks resources for several years, and a new funding mechanism should help continue that trend.
KPCC
September 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Joe Mathews of Zócalo Public Square views with a great deal of skepticism the urban growth boundaries the voters of Ventura County adjacent to Los Angeles County have enacted since 1995 due to the lack of infill. Another measure is on the ballot.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 5, 2016, 11am PDT
Researchers have made a positive link between increased greenery in a child's neighborhoods and a reduction in aggressive behavior.
Pacific Standard
July 5, 2016, 9am PDT
An analysis of the geographic distribution of New York's new public plazas sought to determine if the program was meeting one of its stated goals: providing access to public plazas for low- and moderate-income households.
Placemeter
July 1, 2016, 2pm PDT
Parks and other public open spaces continue to be squeezed out by private development and attempts to limit political dissent throughout cities in Arab countries.
The Economist
June 15, 2016, 6am PDT
The city of Pittsburgh is celebrating the conveyance of 660 acres of property known as Hays Woods. The property will one day become the largest park in the city.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 23, 2016, 9am PDT
A Chicago nonprofit drew criticism for opposing the planned Lucas Museum in favor of a large parking lot. But the organization says it fits into their mission of promoting open space.
Chi.Streetsblog
May 20, 2016, 6am PDT
Most neighborhood parks go relatively unused by adult populations and women, giving young children, mostly boys, the run of the place.
Pacific Standard
May 12, 2016, 7am PDT
Leslie Koch, the president and chief executive of the Trust for Governors Island, in the Hills on Thursday. After leading the trust for a decade, she is announcing her retirement.
The New York Times
April 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Trust for Public Land's annual City Parks Facts report finds cities around the country are adding dog parks with the enthusiasm of a pack puppies.
PR Newswire
April 18, 2016, 11am PDT
A 13-acre site considered excess by the city of Seattle could be sold to the highest bidder or become a park
Crosscut
March 30, 2016, 8am PDT
Los Angeles County's Community Parks and Recreation Plans (CPRPs) are an evolved methodology to process a broad range of data to better site and design community parks. CPRPs are explained by L.A. County park planner Clement Lau
UrbDeZine
February 23, 2016, 1pm PST
The Ohio Supreme Court had to intervene in the complicated issue of municipal golf courses managed by private operators. In the end, Cincinnati's municipal golf courses will keep their property tax exemptions.
Cincinnati Enquirer
February 14, 2016, 1pm PST
The city of Dallas recently approved a new Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan and the city's first Recreation Master Plan. The comp plan updated the previous Renaissance Plan.
Next City
December 17, 2015, 6am PST
A local non-profit recently announced funding for the development of five public green spaces in the coming year. The projects represent incremental progress toward a larger, shared vision.
Indystar
December 10, 2015, 8am PST
Parks aren't always justified in economic terms, but a new report finds $140 billion reasons why parks are a positive addition to local communities.
Next City