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Parks

53 min ago
In communities lacking green space, public access to upgraded school playgrounds is a win-win solution.
Fast Company
5 days ago
More than 40 percent of Dallas residents live within a half-mile of a park, but the school district and the city are working together with nonprofits to improve that figure.
The Dallas Morning News
August 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Minneapolis wants more equity in its parks spending—and new plans are a key step in the process of delivering more equitable results.
MinnPost
August 12, 2019, 5am PDT
A windfall of $28 million will be spent to repair and renovate Boston Common—public input into the priorities of that spending would be appreciated.
The Boston Globe
August 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
A developer just bought a Denver-area golf course in the hopes of some day rezoning the site for residential and commercial development. Open space advocates have other ideas, as does the city (for now).
The Denver Post
August 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
King County, Seattle spends 80 of its parks operating budget with money generated from a levy imposed on homeowners. After approving the levy most recently in 2013, voters are supporting it again this week.
The Seattle Times
Feature
August 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Urban park planning and design needs to deliver a lot of community benefit from a small amount of space. The lessons that emerge
Claire Hempel
August 3, 2019, 11am PDT
Stepping up the urban amenity game in Minneapolis.
Star Tribune
July 30, 2019, 5am PDT
A designer was chosen in January, and conceptual rendering were released in July. Project boosters are also pushing an ambitious timeline that would start construction in late 2020.
Curbed New York
July 22, 2019, 11am PDT
"Urban Green Spaces" is informative, even for practitioners, and a good read, according to a book review by L.A. County park planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
July 8, 2019, 11am PDT
A new study finds that interim recreational use of underutilized sections of crowded cities can benefit more than just humans.
Next City
June 2, 2019, 11am PDT
While they're often treated as mere assets to be maintained or abandoned for other uses, public spaces can be an active part of cities' plans for equitable revitalization.
Governing
May 29, 2019, 6am PDT
New York City parks are in desperate need of maintenance and infrastructure improvements, and the city should make investments now to support these essential public spaces.
City & State New York
May 22, 2019, 11am PDT
The trust for Public Land today announced the 2019 ParkScore rankings.
The Trust for Public Land
May 22, 2019, 6am PDT
Richard Florida discusses a study finding a range of connections between a city or neighborhood's aesthetic appeal and its economic health.
CityLab
May 16, 2019, 5am PDT
Alexander Garvin argues that it’s time for the end of the mega-project in an excerpt from "The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century."
Next City
May 15, 2019, 6am PDT
The island's 40-acre park is a recreational destination, but waterfront advocates would like to see more use of Governor Island's shoreline and maritime infrastructure.
Crain's New York Business
May 4, 2019, 7am PDT
When lean times hit, money for state parks is some of the first to get diverted to other purposes. A package of legislation proposed in the Texas State legislature would change that.
Houston Chronicle
May 2, 2019, 6am PDT
The debate leading up to the recent approval of the Arlington County, Virginia Public Spaces Master Plan reveals the competing pressures on park planning in 2019.
ARLnow
April 19, 2019, 8am PDT
Following a fatal collision between a motorist and a competitive cyclist, Montreal tried closing a stretch of roadway through Mount Royal Park. The pilot encountered fierce opposition.
CityLab