Urban Parks

West Hollywood, California Mayor John D'Amico is leading calls to add more dog-friendly amenities to designs for Phase 2 of the city's civic park.
5 days ago   Los Angeles Times
The latest installment of the GOOD Cities Project has produced an infographic that provides a look at the "ever-vital urban park" by comparing the park efforts of cities around the country.
Aug 27, 2014   GOOD Magazine
Accolades just keep coming for the ongoing renaissance taking place in New York City’s park system. Opinion
Jul 1, 2014   By Mark Hough
There was a time, not too long ago, when the quality of urban landscapes was determined by what they looked like and what it was like to be in them. Opinion
May 31, 2014   By Mark Hough
On a recent work trip to New York City, I took some extra time out to see some of the recent landscapes that have been built since I was up there last. Opinion
Feb 10, 2014   By Mark Hough
Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city in your neighborhood park? For a true mental vacation, head for the park with the densest vegetation, writes Eric Jaffe.
Aug 5, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
The city’s MillionTrees program fights asthma and global warming. But tightening maintenance budgets, increasingly severe weather and decades-old planting decisions complicate trees’ contribution.
Feb 1, 2012   City Limits
A new park in Chicago aims to turn 140,000 acres of under-used and post industrial land along the Second City's southern rim into the country's largest urban park. Governor Pat Quinn hopes to add private funding to the $17m allotted by the state.
Dec 20, 2011   The Atlantic
The City of Hamburg, Germany is planning on building elevated public parks on sections of the to-be-expanded A7 (Highway 7), which is considered one of the most important north-south connectors in Germany.
Dec 9, 2011   TheCityFix.com
The two founders of New York's famous High Line give NPR an exclusive tour of the park and provide the inside scoop on the creation of the park.
Sep 4, 2011   NPR:All Things Considered
Urban parks have an important role to play in solving the health and fitness crisis, but too many acres of parkland are not helping people become healthier. How can park systems be designed to be better-used and live up to their potential?
Jul 16, 2011   Philadelphia Daily News Digital / The Inquirer Digital