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16 hours ago
In communities lacking green space, public access to upgraded school playgrounds is a win-win solution.
Fast Company
3 days ago
The first section of the 5280 Trail, ready for design work in Denver, is already being compared to the High Line in New York City.
The Denver Post
5 days ago
The Cultural Landscape Foundation last week announced the creation of an international landscape architecture price, to be awarded for the first time in 2021.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
6 days ago
More than 40 percent of Dallas residents live within a half-mile of a park, but the school district and the city are working together with nonprofits to improve that figure.
The Dallas Morning News
August 17, 2019, 5am PDT
A new development promises to transform a gritty part of the Back Bay, according to this article from the Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe
August 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Minneapolis wants more equity in its parks spending—and new plans are a key step in the process of delivering more equitable results.
MinnPost
August 12, 2019, 5am PDT
A windfall of $28 million will be spent to repair and renovate Boston Common—public input into the priorities of that spending would be appreciated.
The Boston Globe
August 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
A developer just bought a Denver-area golf course in the hopes of some day rezoning the site for residential and commercial development. Open space advocates have other ideas, as does the city (for now).
The Denver Post
August 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
King County, Seattle spends 80 of its parks operating budget with money generated from a levy imposed on homeowners. After approving the levy most recently in 2013, voters are supporting it again this week.
The Seattle Times
Feature
August 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Urban park planning and design needs to deliver a lot of community benefit from a small amount of space. The lessons that emerge
Claire Hempel
August 3, 2019, 11am PDT
Stepping up the urban amenity game in Minneapolis.
Star Tribune
August 1, 2019, 11am PDT
It's been 50 years since Ian McHarg released Design With Nature, and projects all over the world are continuing to employ and improve the design ethos described in that groundbreaking book.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
August 1, 2019, 5am PDT
Tree canopies deliver the most benefits to health and social outcomes to neighborhoods.
Pacific Standard
July 30, 2019, 5am PDT
A designer was chosen in January, and conceptual rendering were released in July. Project boosters are also pushing an ambitious timeline that would start construction in late 2020.
Curbed New York
July 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of South Gate, located on the southern stretch of the Los Angeles River, downriver of Downtown Los Angeles, recently published an initial study of the "Urban Orchard Project."
Urbanize LA
July 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Controversy over a plan to revitalize the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal in Washington, D.C. has some questioning whether the High Line in New York City is the best model for the adaptive reuse of public space.
Greater Greater Washington
July 8, 2019, 11am PDT
A new study finds that interim recreational use of underutilized sections of crowded cities can benefit more than just humans.
Next City
July 3, 2019, 2pm PDT
Your senses (or lack thereof) aren't deceiving you. Some cities really are worse for seasonal allergies than others, and some of the reasons are entirely preventable.
The Guardian
July 2, 2019, 6am PDT
A new study by researchers at Illinois State University and the University of Michigan measured the informal footpaths—also known as "desire lines"—of Detroit.
Landscape And Urban Planning
June 29, 2019, 11am PDT
Dubbed "Detroit Square," the newly revealed designs for ten blocks around 12 cultural and educational institutions will redesign the public realm for the human scale.
The Detroit News