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Central Park Climate Lab Launches With a Mission to Save Urban Parks

A unique partnership will offer tools and resources for protecting urban parks from the effects of climate change.

January 13, 2022 - Central Park Climate Lab

Central Park from Rockefeller Center Historic Photo

Design in the Time of Cholera: How Pandemics Reshaped the Built Environment

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 8, 2020 - History


The Central Park Squirrel Census

Some people ask why anyone would want to do a census of all the squirrels in Central Park. Others ask why not?

October 18, 2019 - CityLab

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Programming Over Serenity Favored in 21st Century Park Design

The new urban public realm in the United States is highly programmed—some of that design approach reflects the trends of culture and some reflects a history of violence and bad for PR for parks at the end of the 20th century.

March 30, 2019 - American Scholar


Billionaires Row Residents Sue to Block Homeless Shelter

The denizens of the luxury apartments near Central Park oppose the "expense" of a new homeless shelter.

July 16, 2018 - New York Daily News

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Cars Banned in Central Park

Starting June 27, cars will no longer be allowed to drive through Central Park.

April 23, 2018 - AM New York


Billionaire Row's Newest Residents: Lawsuits and Foreclosures

The world's skinniest skyscraper, under construction on Manhattan "Billionaire's Row," is over budget with 60 stories left to build.

July 28, 2017 - The New York Post

Central Park Aerial

New York City's Skyline Evolves With Tall, Skinny Towers

For better or for worse, the tall, skinny towers that have helped to remake New York’s iconic skyline appear to be growing in popularity among developers.

December 29, 2015 - New York Times

City Parks: The New Playgrounds of the Rich?

Wealthy private donors take the lead in developing New York City projects, such as parks, writes Carol Berens, an architect, author, and real estate agent.

May 15, 2015 - UrbDeZine

The Sun Also Hides Behind Skyscrapers

The Washington Post details the concern over the shadows cast by skyscrapers on the city street below. The latest high-profile case study of the ability of skyscrapers to block the sun: New York's Midtown.

May 5, 2015 - The Washington Post

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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