Public Space

In advance of what may be a wider program, Philadelphia's alleys have been ranked for their aesthetic quality. Those in the "average" range are most suitable for retrofits.
Nov 17, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
A pointed editorial decries the over-regulation that has followed the renaissance of public spaces in Los Angeles.
Nov 14, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Are there too many urban parks and plazas? If not, why do some fail? In this collaborative article, several urban planning gurus from different cities respond to these questions. They provide both shared and unique perspectives.
Oct 27, 2015   UrbDeZine
Blog Post
It's a question that's often asked and answered by urban planners and placemakers. Blog Post
Oct 18, 2015   By Dean Saitta
A recent trend in returning the use of streets and other public space to the use of humans and other modes of transportation other than the car is more striking with some historical perspective.
Sep 2, 2015   Tech Insider
The piece begins not in New York but three thousand miles west in Seattle with Janette Sadik-Khan explaining how she triumphed over auto interests by taking back precious road space and returning it to the people in the form of plazas and bike lanes.
Aug 30, 2015   CityLab
Pushing back on a version of futurism that imagines cities as a collection of iconic structures devoid of people and interactions.
Jul 9, 2015   Project For Public Spaces
An annual competition to recognize public spaces for their economic and social benefit has announced six finalists.
Jun 13, 2015   Architect
Gehl Studio, the leading name in people-first design and one of the most influential forces in planning today, has philanthropic backing for a non-profit that will focus studies and work on the public sphere.
May 9, 2015   Next City
New York City broke ground recently on the Plaza de Las Americas—a designed public space that will support market uses and pedestrian activity while replacing an existing roadway in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
Mar 24, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
The elderly population in cities is growing, and research points to the health benefits of an active, connected lifestyle. So why are cities still so inhospitable to aging?
Mar 18, 2015   The Guardian