Landscape Architecture

March 15, 2017, 11am PDT
An abandoned railyard on the edge of downtown Lakeland is being transformed into a 160-acre urban green oasis by a group of local philanthropists.
Modern Cities
March 10, 2017, 10am PST
After appearing in the film La La Land, the world-renowned, iconic, 116-year-old Angels Flight will reopen to the public after a three-year modernization process.
The Planning Report
March 4, 2017, 9am PST
Designing trails means serving many masters. Those who do it professionally must balance aesthetics with practical concerns like drainage.
99% Invisible
March 2, 2017, 6am PST
Launched with neighborhood-friendly ambitions, Chicago's people plaza program was meant to create revenue-generating gathering places. A Chicago Tribune editorial says it's hard to find any people at the plazas, however.
Chicago Tribune
February 22, 2017, 11am PST
A new debate has emerged, starting from a source very close to the project, about the effects of the High Line in New York City.
CityLab
February 14, 2017, 11am PST
What better way to show you love for your community than by transforming its underused spaces into gathering areas for activities and fun?
Center for Community Progress
February 13, 2017, 9am PST
A new design process will take an initial step toward unleashing the unrealized potential of Irishtown Bend—located along the Cuyahoga River in the heart of Cleveland.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 11, 2017, 7am PST
Maybe we are going to jinx the city of Seattle by bringing it up, but not everything has to be expensive and litigious.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
January 17, 2017, 11am PST
When nature is integrated into urbanism, wellness surges. Hazel Borys looks at the benefits.
PlaceShakers
January 17, 2017, 10am PST
Gainesville turns contaminated land into a contemporary public greenspace to serve as the city's “Central Park."
Modern Cities
January 14, 2017, 7am PST
The list of prohibitions for the use of public spaces grows—this time to the seemingly innocuous and park-perfect activity of sitting.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 11, 2017, 10am PST
Cities around the continent are reclaiming the previously unwelcoming confines of underpasses for active, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing uses.
Curbed
Blog post
December 30, 2016, 5am PST
Raleigh, NC has hopes for turning 300 acres of land near its downtown into a beautiful park. Elite landscape architecture firms are eager to help, and selecting the right one for the job won't be easy.
Mark Hough
December 22, 2016, 1pm PST
The state of New York this week took another step toward removing two miles of the Niagara Scenic Parkway (formerly known as the Robert Moses Parkway).
Governor Andrew M Cuomo
Feature
December 19, 2016, 2pm PST
No Electoral College needed: these were the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2016.
James Brasuell
December 12, 2016, 1pm PST
Tulsa's Guthrie Green proves Tulsa, Oklahoma isn't just known for parking craters any longer.
Modern Cities
December 9, 2016, 8am PST
A Dallas News op-ed argues for a repackaging of the Dallas' ongoing open space and park investments to properly acknowledge the scale of the city's accomplishments.
Dallas News
December 5, 2016, 8am PST
Even as the Golden State has a wetter fall, California's water leaders have launched a new tool to leverage information technology and available information to support decisions around local water reliability.
The Planning Report
December 4, 2016, 5am PST
These Atlanta neighborhoods stand to gain in the long term from the city's new permeable pavement system and water retention park. But the project has displaced some residents.
Next City
November 22, 2016, 11am PST
An exploration of how adventure playgrounds enable freedom for children living in a world full of helicopter parents.
The New Yorker