3 days ago
After three months of study and analysis, NACTO is providing authoritative guidance on new ways of thinking about rights of way now that the coronavirus has changed the way we live and work in cities.
National Association of City Transportation Officials
3 days ago
New York City has opened an increasing number of street miles for pedestrians and people on bikes, but far fewer streets have been opened in the neighborhoods that need it most—low income neighborhoods lacking walkable access to parks and open space.
May 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The need for access to parks and open space has never been as obvious, or as pressing.
The Trust for Public Land
May 18, 2020, 6am PDT
The private non-profit organizations that support half of New York City's public parks anticipate up to a 60% decrease in funding at a time when people rely on parks more than ever before.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 14, 2020, 7am PDT
Modular systems and flexible use of shared spaces are priorities as urban designers begin to consider how design requirements will change in the future.
May 10, 2020, 5am PDT
A Long Beach-based urban design firm shares design tips for reopening main streets while balancing public health and economic concerns—making space for parklets, pedestrians, and al fresco dining.
May 8, 2020, 7am PDT
Some of the most beloved public parks and essential advances in public sanitation can be traced back to their roots in the Cholera outbreaks in the 1800s.
May 4, 2020, 11am PDT
The second most populous city in California, San Diego, wants to revolutionize its approach to planning parks and open space.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
April 6, 2020, 8am PDT
One of the dominant themes to emerge from the spread of COVID-19 is the conflict between the need to be in nature for health and well-being while avoiding public space as much as possible to prevent the spread.
April 3, 2020, 7am PDT
Officials in cities along the East Coast are realizing that maybe they shouldn’t rebuild on land that repeatedly floods. But that’s easier said than done.
March 18, 2020, 11am PDT
A proposed development project in Queens would be the largest housing project built in New York City since the 1970s.
March 18, 2020, 9am PDT
Common Edge surveyed mayors and urban designers for ideas about what the next decade holds in store for cities. There were plenty of challenges in facing the world before the pandemic.
January 20, 2020, 7am PST
The people sitting, playing, and enjoying themselves in parks aren't always representative of the population that live in the communities. Here are three examples of parks that succeed at inclusion.
December 26, 2019, 9am PST
The scope of the Atlanta Beltline's effect on the city has astounded most observers, including the person who came up with the idea first.
December 14, 2019, 11am PST
After decades of "just-good-enough when it comes to design," now may be the time for Toronto to take steps to upgrade its aesthetics.
December 13, 2019, 12pm PST
Earlier this year, the Project for Public Spaces published a "Playbook for Inclusive Placemaking."
Project For Public Spaces
December 3, 2019, 11am PST
The East Bay Regional Park District is planning to daylight Alder Creek in the Oakland Hills. Native fish and other species will benefit.
November 26, 2019, 12pm PST
Brookings has collected a year of data on an experiment it calls "transformative placemaking," with case studies from up and down the East Coast.
November 22, 2019, 1pm PST
Amber Richane, Project Manager for the city of Santa Monica's new City Services Building, on the city's commitment to building the world's most sustainable public building.
November 21, 2019, 6am PST
A closer marriage between planning and landscape architecture would mean strong connections between the processes of policy making and place making.