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February 12, 2021, 7am PST
A new book spotlights how bird-friendly design makes for healthier and more pleasant cities for all species.
Fast Company
February 3, 2021, 9am PST
A new half-acre park is taking shape on a previously undeveloped hillside property in Chinatown, one of the more densely populated and park-poor areas in L.A.
Urbanize Los Angeles
January 21, 2021, 8am PST
A financial plan to get the Atlanta Beltline across the finish line.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 21, 2021, 6am PST
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo approved a new plan to revitalize the Champs Élysées ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The Guardian
January 17, 2021, 9am PST
University of Hawaii graduate students explored the potential for improvements to the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, an important coastal public space in Honolulu.
University of Hawai'i News
January 14, 2021, 12pm PST
A new draft Los Angeles Master Plan, created by Frank Gehry's firm, lays out a more active, natural vision for the river, in addition to addressing concerns about displacement in communities along the river corridor.
Urbanize LA
January 12, 2021, 5am PST
The High Line has a chance to add the role of civic connector to its list of plaudits.
The New York Times
January 11, 2021, 12pm PST
A recent study of preschoolers shows that small children are intuitive urban planners—if anyone ever listens.
The Conversation
November 16, 2020, 10am PST
Toronto's University Avenue is set for a major makeover, transforming nearly ten acres of pavement to connect with other open spaces to create a contiguous 90 acres of open space, ideal for safe outdoor street life.
The Globe and Mail
November 12, 2020, 11am PST
Public spaces have become more important than ever. Here are five case studies of innovative and safely designed programming that engages people of all ages and backgrounds.
Reimagining the Civic Commons
Feature
November 9, 2020, 5am PST
Outdoor dining programs have provided relief for local restaurants and retailers, while offering an oasis of social life for residents. The winter months will challenge that momentum, but creative, flexible approaches can save the day again.
Andrew M. Manshel
November 2, 2020, 10am PST
Regulation and incentivization helped cities in the Western United States keep water usage and population growth on opposite trend lines.
KNAU NPR
October 28, 2020, 12pm PDT
Youth sports in America have been devastated by the coronavirus which prompted the shutdown of programs and facilities for play and practice.
The New York Times
October 28, 2020, 11am PDT
In an effort to increase neighborhood connectivity with the developments, plans are being made for green space at the intersection of MLK and Reading Roads.
WVXU Cincinnati
Feature
October 18, 2020, 11am PDT
A San Francisco-based design studio describes the thought process behind an effort to push outdoor lighting design beyond the lowest common denominator allowed by bureaucracy and status quo thinking.
Nash Hurley
October 13, 2020, 11am PDT
Former University of Hawaii professor Tom Dinell makes a case for the need for more trees in Honolulu, with recommendations that can be applied in other cities as well.
Honolulu Civil Beat
October 6, 2020, 6am PDT
The forthcoming Boston Urban Forestry Plan is expected to support communities that have been disproportionately exposed to environmental stressors.
Smart Cities Dive
October 2, 2020, 6am PDT
The oldest city park in the United States, used as a cow pasture until the 19th century, is slated for a major upgrade.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 4, 2020, 7am PDT
Experts indicate that it is too soon to conclude that the lack of access to parks has contributed to higher coronavirus infection rates in Black and Latino communities, but say there is likely a relationship between the two.
USA Today
August 21, 2020, 5am PDT
The American Society of Landscape Architects has hired a new chief executive officer: Torey Carter-Conneen, previously chief operation officer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
American Society Of Landscape Architects