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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
August 7, 2020, 9am PDT
The idea for the Eisenhower was approved by Congress in 1999, and though the opening date for the Frank Gehry-designed memorial was delayed from May 2020, the public will finally get a chance to see newest memorial in D.C. this September.
The Washington Post
July 29, 2020, 5am PDT
Pandemic induced lockdown kept Parisians within 1 km of their homes during lockdown, benefiting urban farmers and advocates for a diversified local food supply.
Citymetric
Feature
July 28, 2020, 12pm PDT
The development and planning team behind Middlebrook Farm in Iowa explains how the master-planned community balances productive farmland with new community development.
Jim  MacRae and Steve  Bruere
July 26, 2020, 5am PDT
SWA Group was selected by the Freedom Park Conservancy to create a new master plan and reimagine the park with its legacy in mind.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 21, 2020, 11am PDT
With constrained budgets, a geographic information system (GIS) may seem like a luxury for parks agencies. But to perform data-driven planning and advance park equity, GIS is an indispensable tool.
Apolitical
July 17, 2020, 7am PDT
Most people only know Hong Kong as an urban jungle and one of the densest cities in the world. However, there are actually green places where its residents can go for exercise and relaxation.
South China Morning Post
July 16, 2020, 9am PDT
The San Diego Planning Department wants to change the system that currently funds improvements to public amenities, facing considerations about the implementation and legality of the proposed alternative.
Voice of San Diego
July 8, 2020, 11am PDT
POLITICO Magazine surveyed designers, architects, planners, doctors, psychologists, logisticians, and others, asking them how they would redesign the world for the Covid-19 era and beyond.
Politico Magazine
July 6, 2020, 5am PDT
The al fresco streets concept is coming to New York City.
StreetsBlog NYC
July 3, 2020, 5am PDT
With travel restrictions requiring quarantines for many out-of-state visitors to New York City, the normal hordes of tourists on New York's High Line will be absent for months to come.
The Washington Post
Blog post
July 1, 2020, 6am PDT
Developing anti-racist approaches to urban planning requires looking elsewhere—to other geographies and histories—for alternative urban imaginaries and practices.
Dean Saitta
June 24, 2020, 6am PDT
The residents of Philadelphia could soon gain a major new outdoor recreation facility.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 21, 2020, 9am PDT
Businesses and public health officials are working together to develop guidelines to provide goods and services to the public safely. They're visioning creative ways to bring businesses outdoors and promoting al fresco spaces.
The Urbanist
June 17, 2020, 10am PDT
Lou Calanche and Esther Feldman discuss the Natural Park at Ramona Gardens, a green solution project to improve air quality and community health in one of the most polluted neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
The Planning Report