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.
4 days ago   Los Angeles Times
Three cities -- St. Louis, Houston and Detroit -- have gained new urban parks that are playing big roles in reviving parts of town.
Aug 3, 2010   The Washington Post
Peter Vaernet, aka the "Mad Viking", transformed a pocket park known for drugs and violence into a safe, active place by bringing lots of women and children into the park.
Jun 11, 2010   Boing Boing
Peter Harnik of the Trust for Public Land spoke recently about the challenges facing urban parks, and how they can be catalysts for revitalization and change when done correctly.
Jun 10, 2010   ASLA's The Dirt blog
Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute proposes renovating city parking lots into actual parks would go a long way to improving the air quality of cities.
Jun 8, 2010   AutoBlogGreen
Do parks succeed in making people more active? What works and what doesn't when designing and maintaining a park? A recent study by Active Living Research pulls together all the available research. Tim Halbur talks with the man behind the study, Andrew J. Mowen. Exclusive
May 27, 2010  By Tim Halbur
The group that maintains Philadelphia's famed Rittenhouse Square has put a lot of maintenance work into making it a lovely space, but is faced with mounting expenses and needs new ways to pay for them.
May 12, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Across the country, grey-to-green transformations are in the works, capping freeways to reconnect neighborhoods with urban parks.
May 7, 2010   USA Today
Kathryn Gustafson of the firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol says that urban parks are an antidote to sprawl because they give city dwellers the room to breathe that often drives them to the suburbs.
May 5, 2010   ASLA's The Dirt blog
Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway is an urban park built over the "Big Dig" highway tunnel, and as Robert Campbell of the Boston Globe puts it, "a design disaster."
May 3, 2010   Project for Public Spaces blog
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> lists the top new urban parks that have been built in the U.S. in recent years.
Apr 9, 2010   The Infrastructurist