Urban Parks

October 16, 2018, 11am PDT
A federal funding program for city parks means green space for communities but also brings many social and economic benefits.
Governing
April 18, 2018, 8am PDT
Pacific Plaza will the fourth park built in the center of the city in the last decade, and there are still plans for three more.
Dallas Morning News
April 12, 2018, 9am PDT
Some worry that, of the many reasons cities pursue cap parks, creating quality green space is low on the list.
Stateline
April 11, 2018, 12pm PDT
A new food-based destination is popping up along the Tampa Riverwalk.
Modern Cities
March 2, 2018, 8am PST
Jon Christensen urges Los Angeles to ensure that new park amenities serve, rather than displace, the river's low-income communities.
CityLab
November 8, 2017, 9am PST
New Orleans could create the largest stretch of public riverfront in the U.S., thanks to a public land swap.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 26, 2017, 6am PDT
Decades of activism have led to this victory for pedestrian advocates, Streetsblog NYC reports.
StreetsBlog NYC
October 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city hopes to accelerate development and mitigate flood risk along the industrial Fort Point Channel with a string of new parks.
The Boston Globe
March 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Pacific Plaza is the first of four new parks planned for Downtown Dallas.
Dallas News
March 4, 2017, 11am PST
City and county leaders shared their plans for millions in new annual revenue at the 2017 VerdeXchange Conference.
The Planning Report
January 17, 2017, 10am PST
Gainesville turns contaminated land into a contemporary public greenspace to serve as the city's “Central Park."
Modern Cities
Blog post
December 30, 2016, 5am PST
Raleigh, NC has hopes for turning 300 acres of land near its downtown into a beautiful park. Elite landscape architecture firms are eager to help, and selecting the right one for the job won't be easy.
Mark Hough
December 9, 2016, 8am PST
A Dallas News op-ed argues for a repackaging of the Dallas' ongoing open space and park investments to properly acknowledge the scale of the city's accomplishments.
Dallas News
August 25, 2016, 8am PDT
Community input is crucial to a plan that would wrap Portland in a ring of greenery and pathways.
Next City
June 28, 2016, 9am PDT
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association
April 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Seattle's 12th Avenue park offers a prototype for future urban parks. It is compact, doesn't require buying a lot of costly land, and can accommodate neighborhood scale events and programs
Crosscut
Blog post
February 26, 2016, 5am PST
Architects will soon be hired to design Obama's presidential library in Chicago. It may turn out to be a beautiful building, but will it be worth all that is lost in the process?
Mark Hough
November 13, 2015, 6am PST
While standardized metrics for determining the number of and place for city parks cannot replace more fine grain analysis, they can be useful tools. Park planner Clement Lau writes about five park-need metrics, including a couple of the newest.
UrbDeZine
October 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
Are there too many urban parks and plazas? If not, why do some fail? In this collaborative article, several urban planning gurus from different cities respond to these questions. They provide both shared and unique perspectives.
UrbDeZine
October 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
Too often, street-side parklets become little more than semi-private patios for the businesses that sponsor them. Pavement parks, replacing dangerous intersections, may be a more worthwhile option.
Next City