Project For Public Spaces

A new guidebook by the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre can help improve a critical part of the job for all planners.
Dec 7, 2015   Project For Public Spaces
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.
Mar 14, 2012   Project For Public Spaces
Gary Toth considers the damage to the quality of our streets and urban environments caused by the use of travel projection models and Levels of Service (LOS) as performance metrics.
Feb 8, 2012   Project For Public Spaces
Getting transportation professionals to think about including pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users is a key first step in creating great places and livable communities. Thank “complete streets” movement, which has taken the U.S. by storm.
Nov 22, 2011   Project For Public Spaces
Creating livable streets starts at the grassroots level by gathering support from the community. Better Blocks Philly was a project that created temporary changes to streets, promoting the concept of the "complete street" for the residents.
Oct 27, 2011   Project For Public Spaces
Houston is leading the way in creating new public spaces. This article from The Project for Public Spaces looks at a few of the city's efforts.
Aug 10, 2011   Project For Public Spaces
In a post at <em>Project for Public Spaces</em> a politician from Spokane, WA is quoted as saying the way municipal governments could spur job growth is by building public spaces where people want to live, work, shop and invest.
Jul 21, 2011   Project For Public Spaces
The city of Baltimore has a new open space plan it thinks will lead the city to future growth that is smarter, more vibrant, and better overall for its residents.
Mar 11, 2011   Project For Public Spaces
Birmingham, Alabama is creating a new system of open markets that will bring fresh foods as well as more social space for the city's residents.
Mar 11, 2011   Project For Public Spaces
Newcastle, Australia's downtown business district lacked street life and was littered with empty buildings. A "Renew Newcastle" campaign brought new life and new residents. PPS talks with the man behind the plan.
Feb 14, 2011   Project For Public Spaces
Roundabouts, usually considered a quirky European development, can reduce delays at intersections by 20%, according to studies by Kansas State University.
Jul 8, 2009   Project For Public Spaces