Urbanful examines four cities making the most of scare public spaces by reactivating their alleys with programming and pedestrian-friendly designs.
Dec 30, 2014 Urbanful
Parisian clean air politics turn out to be something of a class issue, even for a socialist mayor. The plans are seen as penalizing low income Parisians while benefiting elitist city dwellers who dislike traffic, overshadowing public health benefits.
Dec 16, 2014 The New York Times
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo made a game-changing announcement in the name of clean air and walkability
Dec 9, 2014 Streetsblog USA
Eric Scharnhorst, project manager at Gehl Architects, argues for a wide-scale census instrument detailing city life, not just pedestrian counts and fatalities.
Nov 14, 2014 Next City
Suburban Paris plays host to a disturbing trend: no comfortable public spaces for women, especially for women from immigrant and low-income groups.
Nov 12, 2014 Citymetric
A recent protest movement to reuse London’s Parliament Square as a space for political discourse has been met with oppressive policing.
Oct 29, 2014 Guardian
Faced with the prospect of states seizing control of federal lands to potentially sell to private owners, a resident of New Mexico argues against "the land grab out west."
Oct 28, 2014 The New York Times
Hoping to combat the city's dismal rankings in obesity, public and private partners launched the RiverFit pop-up fitness park along the Mississippi River in September.
Oct 8, 2014 The Trust for Public Land - City Parks Blog
A new cross-disciplinary report cites 32 case studies to offer practical solutions for integrating trees into civic spaces and surface car parks.
Oct 2, 2014 Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery
A recent security breach at the White House is prompting calls from the Secret Service for more security measures in the vicinity of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. According to a recent editorial, such measures would go to far in restricting access.
Sep 30, 2014 The Washington Post