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
Los Angeles is crazy for "cap parks": basically, putting roofs over sections of freeway and building a park on top. The added benefit? Reconnecting neighborhoods riven asunder by the freeway in the first place.
Feb 25, 2010 The Architect's Newspaper
That's Lynden Miller's motto, an artist and garden designer with a new book, <em>Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape.</em> The Wall St. Journal has a profile.
Oct 20, 2009 Wall St Journal
Kaid Benfield, who came in at #42 in our Top 100 Urban Thinkers poll recently, talks about what makes the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris his favorite in the world.
Sep 16, 2009 The Huffington Post
The city of San Marcos, Texas, near Austin, plans harsher measures to crack down on graffiti, including holding a minor's parents responsible and banning certain graffiti-making tools.
Feb 10, 2009 Austin American-Statesman
A handful of EDAW interns have created an ambitious plan for a new park to connect L.A.'s disconnected downtown with lush greenery.
Aug 10, 2008 The Architect's Newspaper