Urban Parks

A new study offers evidence that walking in a natural setting is more beneficial to mental health than walking in an urban setting.
5 days ago   New York Times
For a long time, surface parking lots blanketed Maryland's Montgomery County. Developers and county officials now prioritize mixed-use infill with parking concealed underground.
Jul 7, 2015   WAMU
The Atlantic's Eric Jaffe centers on James Corner's latest work in Cleveland's Public Square, and goes to describe his other well-known projects, including the High Line, and transformations of public parks and urban spaces throughout the country.
Jun 29, 2015   The Atlantic Magazine
The proposed Boulder Food Park repurposes a decrepit site into usable space for food truck patrons. Since the site is adjacent to a brick-and-mortar restaurant, a zoning exemption may be required.
May 29, 2015   The Denver Post
A series of public outreach events are being held in Pershing Square to determine how to make the park more engaging. Live music and fewer physical barriers to entry are among the ideas suggested.
May 17, 2015   LA Downtown News
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I recently flipped through my copy of Anne Whiston Spirn’s classic 1984 book,The Granite Garden, and was reminded just how much it has helped to shape contemporary discussions about urban landscapes. Blog Post
May 1, 2015   By Mark Hough
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You don’t have to look very far these days to see that we are in the midst of an urban park renaissance. Blog Post
Jan 20, 2015   By Mark Hough
The ULI has granted its annual award for the best new open space to Klyde Warren Park, a freeway cap park in Dallas.
Oct 28, 2014   Urban Land Institute
As the redesign for LOVE Park begins, Ashley Hahn reminds us of the park's role in supporting and maintaining civic life in the city of brotherly love.
Oct 24, 2014   PlanPhilly
More cities around the country are embracing skateparks as a vital part of park design, leading to a new wave of urban design standards tailored for skateboarders.
Oct 3, 2014   Next City
Two new studies use EEG and fMRI to pinpoint which elements of urban parks and gardens induce brain activity associated with meditative states.
Sep 26, 2014   Next City