Joint Use

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

Atlanta to Open School Properties as Public Parks

A new pilot program in Atlanta will test a joint-use arrangement that opens public school properties in the evenings and on weekends to provide park space for the public. The effect would be significant.

April 9, 2019 - SaportaReport

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Housing for Teachers—At School

Faced with rising houses prices that have priced teachers out of the market, Miami-Dade County is ready to try something new.

March 30, 2018 - Miami Herald

Federal Building

Making the Most of the Federal Government's Vast Portfolio of Commercial Properties

As the largest commercial property holder int he United States, the federal government's development plans can contribute to the economic and cultural success of communities.

September 5, 2017 - Governing

Baltimore's Big Idea: Schools as the Center of Neighborhood Transformation

The city of Baltimore is taking a new approach to an old idea: that schools should be the center of neighborhoods.

August 19, 2015 - The Baltimore Sun

Closed Ontario Schools May Be Transformed Into Community Hubs

Schools are part of, and even anchor communities. Good planning requires schools as part of "Complete Communities". Until this proposal is adopted, school boards often close schools due to funding or liability. This is a possible step forward.

August 12, 2015 - The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The Station at Potomac Yard

A Mixed-Use Fire Station? Challenging the Limits of Mixed-Use Development

A visual essay exploring the emerging Potomac Yard neighborhood in Alexandria, VA and how one innovative project reinterprets the traditional definition of mixed-use development.

April 3, 2015 - Plan.Place

Glenwood Green Acres, Philadelphia

10 of the Best Urban Agriculture Projects

Urban Land surveys ten of the best recent examples of development projects that incorporate agricultural facilities—from New York to new Orleans.

January 6, 2015 - Urban Land

How the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust Gets the Job Done

In a city of increasingly scarce land, the Los Angeles Neighborhood land Trust has a track record of ushering community gardens and other public health resources in low-income communities.

January 2, 2015 - Seedstock

Safe Routes to School

Green Health Tools for 'Back to School'

Nisha Botchwey and Kirsten Cook detail the articles available on the subject of green health and schools in the Summer 2014 issue of the Journal of Planning Education. (Articles mentioned in this post have Open Access through September.)

September 5, 2014 - JPER

Bringing Gardens and Parks to a Neighborhood Near You!

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust's mission is to bring parks and gardens to underserved communities in Los Angeles, where problems of obesity are bad enough that the city recently banned new fast food operations.

February 12, 2011 - The Planning Report

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