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Ocean Drive Open Streets

Miami Beach to Reopen Ocean Drive to Cars

The famous cruising strip was off-limits to cars during the pandemic. Now, the city is letting vehicles return with some pedestrian-oriented compromises.

January 14, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

An aerial view of the Toronto Hunt Club and golf course, located along Lake Ontario amid residential homes in Toronto.

Toronto Searching for a Future for its Public Golf Courses

Amid calls to convert the city's golf courses to other uses, Toronto, Ontario city staff are trying to figure out a middle ground between competing interests.

January 9, 2022 - Toronto Star

The Complexities of Park Access

Park access is not only about reducing travel distance to a park; it is a complex issue that requires a variety of creative solutions.

October 17, 2021 - National Recreation and Park Association Open Space Blog

Strong Public Support for Parks and Recreation Nationwide

The latest report by the National Recreational and Park Association (NRPA) offers insights into public perception and use of parks, revealing a high level of affinity.

September 23, 2021 - National Recreation and Park Association

Antelope Valley, California

Rural Parks Planning Underway in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is conducting a survey to better understand the park and recreation needs of rural areas.

June 24, 2021 - SCV News

Denver Golf Course

Denver Voters Will Weigh Open Space Development

Two competing initiatives seek to change city regulations for residential and commercial development on the city's parklands and open spaces.

June 22, 2021 - Denver Post

Dolores Park

Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Parks and Recreation

A newly released report by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) reveals the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activities at park agencies across the U.S.

June 9, 2021 - Parks and Recreation Magazine

Angeles National Forest

National Forests Were Highly Popular in 2020

New data shows more people than ever visited national forests and grasslands last year, according to a Forest Service report

June 1, 2021 - U.S. Forest Service

Cherry Blossoms

D.C. Tops the 2021 ParkScore List

The Trust for Public Land has published the most recent version of its annual ranking of parks and open space. A new twist for 2021includes a new metric to consider equity.

May 28, 2021 - Trust for Public Land

Grand Connection

Poised for a New Era of Parks Planning in Bellevue, Washington

The last round of capital investment made possible by a 2008 parks levy offers a chance to look further into the future in Bellevue, Washington.

May 3, 2021 - The Urbanist

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.