Gainesville Turns Abandoned Industrial Hub Into Innovative Park

Gainesville turns contaminated land into a contemporary public greenspace to serve as the city's “Central Park."

January 17, 2017, 10:00 AM PST

By fieldafm


Gainesville Park

Flatwoods 36 / Wikimedia Commons

After a 20-year quest in Gainesville, FL, a multitude of partners led by the Gainesville CRA restored a brownfield site into Depot Park, a centrally located stormwater park in the city's urban core.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Modern Cities

The New York Public Library's stone lions Patience and Fortitude have donned face masks to remind New Yorkers to wear face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Empty Road

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Motorists want expensive roadway expansions provided that somebody else foots the bill, but when required to pay directly through tolls, the need for more capacity often disappears. What should planners do?

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Moving

Urban Exodus: Data Don't Support the Popular Pandemic Narrative

Americans fled cities in waves during the pandemic, right? Not to so fast.

November 30, 2021 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Downtown Los Angeles

L.A.'s New Housing Element Calls for 456,000 New Homes

The newly update Housing Element of the city of Los Angeles General Plan makes an ambitious commitment to housing construction—after decades of slow construction and a population out of scale with the city's housing stock.

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Construction on a high-rise, with cement trucks and tall cranes, is visible on an Austin Street.

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How Boosting Biking Could Improve London's Economy

A new study outlines the potential economic, environmental, and public health benefits of increasing cycling mode share in London, which has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030.

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