Urban Parks

Recent studies show that urban parks are healthy in surprising ways in addition to physical and emotional health, writes Jeff Caldwell of Litchfield Landscape Elements.
Aug 19, 2015   UrbDeZine
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
With an ailing economy and soaring unemployment, the city of Athens, Greece is planning on selling 6.2 million square meters to Lamda Development SA.
Sep 25, 2014   This City Life
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.
Sep 14, 2014   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
Blog Post
Accolades just keep coming for the ongoing renaissance taking place in New York City’s park system. Blog Post
Jul 1, 2014   By Mark Hough
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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. Blog Post
May 31, 2014   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