February 25, 2017, 7am PST
As more and more children are kept in homes and yards, Joe Cortright worries about the effects of private play on American culture and public spaces.
June 9, 2015, 2pm PDT
Urbanism media noted the growing privatization of recreation facilities, such as pools, as one of the lessons to be taken from a controversial encounter between police and black teenagers in McKinney, Texas over the weekend.
December 2, 2013, 12pm PST
A project by two researchers to map and measure all of the swimming pools in the Los Angeles basin is revealing not just for the information collected, but in how it exposed the ways in which personal privacy is being eroded by digital technology.
June 18, 2011, 11am PDT
This <em>Kickstarter</em> campaign is hoping to raise money to build a floating pool in the waters around New York City that use and filter river water to provide a public swimming facility.
August 5, 2010, 9am PDT
A town in New York has been using satellite imagery from Google Earth to identify illegally-built pools.
July 10, 2009, 2pm PDT
Artists in Brooklyn are filling a void by converting construction dumpsters into swimming pools.