August 31, 2017, 11am PDT
The number of dog parks in the United States has almost doubled since 2007. Some worry these spaces are not welcoming or could signal gentrification.
July 29, 2017, 5am PDT
Planners are incorporating the growing popularity of soccer into parks and communities, writes L.A. park planner Clement Lau, and not just with soccer fields.
March 7, 2017, 7am PST
Paolo Berdini, Rome's councilor for urban planning, has resigned from his position after clashing with the city's mayor over a new soccer stadium for AS Roma.
July 21, 2014, 11am PDT
Life is hard. So are baseball, soccer, and a bunch of other stuff that require making good enough guesses to size opportunities and duck calamity. With apologies from Ben Brown for beating up on David Brooks.
June 3, 2014, 11am PDT
Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau makes a case for increasing the number of fields and facilities dedicated to a sport that is growing in popularity – soccer.
August 10, 2011, 7am PDT
A neighborhood-based soccer league in Detroit is becoming a new community building effort in the city.
May 6, 2011, 6am PDT
As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, renovations to the Maracana, an infamous soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro, are pricing out the city's poor. Some say the work is killing one of the city's few egalitarian public places.
April 7, 2011, 10am PDT
The unveiling of a statue of musician Michael Jackson outside a soccer stadium in England has confused and angered some fans.
August 17, 2010, 7am PDT
A neighborhood-based soccer league has just wrapped its first season in Detroit, where communities and neighborhoods are developing closer bonds through the beautiful game.
February 12, 2010, 5am PST
One of London's major soccer teams is floating plans to rebuild its stadium. But with its location in one of the city's most impoverished sections, many say the new plan doesn't do enough for its neighborhood.
January 28, 2010, 6am PST
Increasing amounts of Americans are soccer players, and the parks and park planners in American cities are beginning to reflect the sport's growing popularity, according to this piece from the <em>Regional Plan Association</em>.
Regional Plan Association
May 21, 2009, 11am PDT
Growth in Portland's professional sports due to the expansion of Major League Soccer is threatening the life of the city's iconic Memorial Coliseum. Historians and preservationists are teaming up to save it.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 18, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>"Football Carnivals" are on the rise in Germany, where the community viewing buzz from the 2006 World Cup has hung around and revived itself for the current European Championship.</p>
June 11, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>With the first game of the 2010 World Cup exactly two years away, many in host country South Africa are concerned about rising inflation, increased violence, and skyrocketing costs of stadium construction.</p>