November 27, 2019, 12pm PST
The controversy over a tech billionaire blocking access to a Pacific Ocean beach is back from the dead.
September 17, 2019, 8am PDT
In Portland, Oregon, transportation advocates are questioning the justifications for crosswalk closures in the city.
September 12, 2019, 11am PDT
The city of Galveston has more to do to live up to its own standards in accessing and protecting the gulf coast.
Associated Press via the Houston Chronicle
July 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
"It's like squatting by the rich," said one commissioner.
The Orange County Register
October 2, 2018, 10am PDT
A conservative and partisan court handed a victory to public access and California's environmental law by refusing to hear an appeal sought by billionaire Vinod Khosla.
January 20, 2018, 7am PST
Responding to local homeowners and politicians, Orange County will clear homeless encampments from a riverbed and stormwater channel under its control.
September 3, 2017, 9am PDT
It doesn't get anymore high profile than the names behind planned projects in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago. The question is whether a new Tiger Woods-designed golf course will be accessible to residents.
August 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
The Sabinoso Wilderness is designated public land, but it's completely surrounded by private property. That could soon change.
August 29, 2017, 10am PDT
Communities and municipalities have deployed a surprisingly creative menu of policies to increase or restrict access to beaches. The Public trust doctrine, it turns out, is in the eye of the beach-holder.
April 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Closing today: one of the most popular hiking trails in the Hollywood Hills, another case of the antipathy between public access and private property.
December 20, 2016, 12pm PST
One community advocate's step-by-step guide to activating hidden public waterfront space.
October 12, 2016, 11am PDT
A river flows through Atlanta, but few of the city's residents have any access to it. A new vision plan produced by the advocacy group Chattahoochee Now aims to change that.
November 20, 2014, 1pm PST
The approval process is revealing more details about a garden bridge designed by Thomas Heatherwick in London—what has emerged is less a park than a tourist attraction.
June 26, 2014, 12pm PDT
The California Coastal Commission has a powerful new tool to go after homeowners who block access to the state's beaches—the CC can now fine such scofflaws instead of taking them to court.
June 20, 2014, 11am PDT
The article discusses the issue of lack of 'true' public spaces in Indian cities through the case of Gurgaon, a fast growing suburb of New Delhi.
September 9, 2012, 1pm PDT
Self-described "civic hacking veteran" Mark Headd has joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's administration as the city's first "chief data officer," with the mission of "improving public access to information the city collects."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 15, 2010, 2pm PDT
A ruling this week by the California Coastal Commission will allow a dozen new picnic areas and up to five new trailheads, in addition to camping areas for 280 people and new access to the Coastal Slope Trail. The camping will be the first in Malibu.