Parks

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
April 16, 2019, 11am PDT
Can freight trains and a scenic shoreline park along San Francisco Bay coexist, or are they incompatible uses? The East Bay Regional Park District voted to remove old rail tracks that BNSF Railway wants to reactivate. A local court may decide.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 9, 2019, 6am PDT
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.
SaportaReport
April 4, 2019, 12pm PDT
A rezoning proposal for Staten Island in New York City gets support from a local resident with deep involvement in the community.
silive.com
March 30, 2019, 9am PDT
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.
American Scholar
March 22, 2019, 10am PDT
Phoenix. Phoenix let the dogs out.
Arizona Republic
Feature
March 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Deborah Marton, executive director of the New York Restoration Project, connects parks and open space to improved public safety.
Deborah Marton
February 28, 2019, 1pm PST
When is a dog park more than just a park for dogs?
CityLab
February 25, 2019, 10am PST
King County, Washington voters will vote on a parks levy reauthorization in August—at stake is $738 million over the six years to fund improvements to the Seattle area's parks, trails, and open space.
The Urbanist
January 7, 2019, 12pm PST
A proposed waterfront plan has secured the necessary funding to move forward in Seattle, pending City Council approval.
Crosscut
December 8, 2018, 5am PST
The Houston Chronicle shares the views in the most walkable sections of the city of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
December 7, 2018, 7am PST
Dreams look a lot more like reality this week in Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News