Adrian Benepe

September 10, 2015, 7am PDT
One of the country's most passionate supporters of parks writes a review of a book that explores the characteristics and qualities of great parks.
The Nature of Cities
November 22, 2014, 1pm PST
Although crowdfunding initially developed to support artists and entrepreneurs, crowdfunding sites are funding a growing number of public space projects.
Next City
Blog post
July 1, 2014, 2pm PDT
Adrian Benepe was recently announced as the recipient of the 2014 Olmsted Medal. Like it or not, the well-deserved and appropriate recognition is one more in the seemingly endless list of honors for the transformation of New York's urban parks.
Mark Hough
October 20, 2013, 5am PDT
Over the past 12 years, New York has been transformed. For the better in some instances (bike lanes, pedestrian plazas), and perhaps not in others (unaffordability). Michael Kimmelman suggests how to build on the successes and correct the problems.
The New York Times
July 16, 2012, 8am PDT
Frank Bruni pens an appreciation for the incredible transformation New York City has undergone in the last 15 years, as Mayor Bloomberg's "greenest of thumbs" has expanded the lush life across the city's five boroughs.
The New York Times
June 18, 2012, 2pm PDT
After a decade overseeing a historic expansion of the city's park system, New York City's longtime parks commissioner Adrian Benepe has announced he's stepping down, reports David W. Chen.
The New York Times