Successful parks require good design in both the physical and the social realms. However according to Los Angeles County Planner Dr. Clement Lau, the former too often overshadows the latter.
Sep 16, 2013 UrbDeZine
When people think of Moscow, they're unlikely to envision lush green landscapes. But over the last two decades, thanks to a burgeoning environmental movement, the city has rapidly expanded its protected green space.
Jul 21, 2013 POLIS
As the number of completed parklets in San Francisco nears three dozen, after debuting only two years ago, "the latest trend in urban placemaking" has entered the planning mainstream without losing its grassroots origins.
Jul 16, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle
Pollution has caused the Anacostia River to suffer, writes Ryan Donahue, and efforts to revitalize the area were put on hold just as the recession began. Since then, the District has implemented programs to help restore this neglected area.
Oct 26, 2011 City Parks Blog
In Atlanta, plans called for a five-building development in the suburb of Dunwoody. With only three buildings completely built, the Providence Group decided to turn the undeveloped land into a park.
Oct 14, 2011 Builder
As Singapore's population booms, officials are working through plans to help the city absorb its people but also provide them with adequate green space.
Jul 31, 2011 The New York Times
Not that it's a real surprise that trees clean the air, but a new study shows that greenery in cities can have a significant effect on air quality.
Jul 25, 2011 TheCityFix.com
As green spaces and public areas increase in demand, more and more projects are being awarded to landscape architects rather than architects, some foresee a potential professional turf war.
Mar 30, 2011 The Architect's Newspaper
<em>Grist</em> looks at the volunteer group in Portland that legally removes unnecessary pavement from places around the city and replaces it with gardens and green space.
Sep 17, 2010 Grist
Jones Plaza in Central Houston was redesigned in 2001 to accommodate large concerts and events, but locals objected to the lack of green space. So planners are going back to the drawing board.
Feb 2, 2009 The Houston Chronicle