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
Laura Vanderkam tells of a not-too-distant past where New York's parks and public places were in disarray, and it took public-private partnerships to bring them back to their former glory (and maybe better).
Aug 22, 2011 City Journal
A new television documentary on Frederick Law Olmsted looks at the legacy of his Central Park and the sometimes serendipitous way he was able to leave an impact on the urban landscape of the U.S.
Apr 22, 2011 The New York Times
A lawmaker in New York has introduced a plan to ban cars from Central Park and Prospect Park.
Mar 24, 2011 The New York Post
Authorities in Los Angeles are working on a grand plan to unify the city's core with a new Downtown Civic Park Project.
Sep 26, 2010 Design Under Sky
A new report claims that Central Park in New York added $1 billion to the economy in 2007, and the new High Line park added $4 billion in new real estate developments.
Aug 28, 2009 ASLA's The Dirt blog
The Manhattan Airport Foundation is lobbying to turn Central Park (yes, that Central Park) into an airport. The web is a twitter, and the MAF's elaborate designs are very funny. Aren't they? They're not really serious?
Jul 22, 2009 Treehugger
New York's Central Park was recently named to the APA's list of the country's 10 best public spaces. Sewell Chan wonders if the designation will really mean anything new for the park.
Oct 13, 2008 The New York Times
<p>New Orleans officials say they have enough grants and private funds to move forward on a "Great Lawn" park for the city, functioning as a gathering place and a link to other attractions.</p>
Jul 16, 2008 New Orleans Times-Picayune
<p>This commentary from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> calls for creation of a central park for the city, made by putting a "cap" over a section of freeway.</p>
Jun 21, 2008 The Los Angeles Times