Project For Public Spaces

March 14, 2012, 12pm PDT
Fred Kent, of the Project for Public Spaces, wades into the debate over architecture and design criticism with an affirmation of the importance of place, buttressing his argument with five successful contemporary buildings, and a Hall of Shame.
Project For Public Spaces
Feature
October 27, 2011, 10am PDT
The results of our crowdsourcing project, in collaboration with the Project for Public Spaces, reveal not an objective Top 100 but instead a handful of communities passionate about their own local public spaces.
Tim Halbur
Feature
September 15, 2011, 10am PDT

Planetizen and Project for Public Spaces want you to help us determine the best public spaces in the United States and Canada.

Tim Halbur
April 21, 2011, 8am PDT
UN-HABITAT (United Nations Human Settlement Programme) recently adopted its first ever resolution on public space, encouraging equity and the development of quality public spaces.
Project for Public Spaces blog
July 9, 2010, 12pm PDT
The Project for Public Spaces has begun to publicize improvements it has made to main streets across the country with a new web feature, reports Kaid Benfield.
Sustainable Cities Collective
June 2, 2010, 10am PDT
A group of planners and designers recently headed out to audit Petrossian Square in Manhattan, carefully observing how people use the space.
Planning Commissioners Journal
Blog post
March 29, 2007, 9am PDT

The American Institute of Architects recently threw its authority behind a list of America's "favorite architecture," ranking three centuries of indigenous design one to 150 specimins. The resulting menu, culled by survey, of buildings, bridges, monuments, and other solid things amounts to a joyous celebration and a remarkable commentary on America's embrace of beauty. It also reinforces the desperation that arises when aesthetics and nationalism mix.

Josh Stephens
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