Urban Parks

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
3 days ago   By Mark Hough
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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. Blog Post
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
The City Parks blog looks at Santa Fe Railyard Park and Plaza, one of the winners of this year's Rudy Bruner Awards for Urban Excellence.
Jul 6, 2011   City Parks Blog
The National Recreation and Parks Association is on a mission to fix up neglected parks around the country. Atlanta and D.C. are the first to benefit from their new program, "Parks Build Community."
Jun 6, 2011   USA Today
A spectacular series of recent photos from Seattle's Colonnade Park built beneath highway I-5 tell the story of adapted urban space.
May 2, 2011   Free Association Design