Parks

March 7, 2017, 9am PST
In an ambitious plan dating back to the early 20th century, some Chicagoans want to build out park space over Lake Shore Drive's Oak Street S-bend. The project wouldn't be a straightforward one.
Curbed Chicago
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
March 3, 2017, 9am PST
Texas cities are home to many half pipes and grind rails, but Dallas lags behind other cities in the region.
Dallas Morning News
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.
City Observatory
February 15, 2017, 11am PST
With a shrinking population, Gary, Indiana is faced with the prospect of having more park space than it knows what to do with.
NWI.com
February 13, 2017, 9am PST
A new design process will take an initial step toward unleashing the unrealized potential of Irishtown Bend—located along the Cuyahoga River in the heart of Cleveland.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 1, 2017, 5am PST
Susan Henderson shares some thoughts about the alignment of issues contributing to well-being in cities.
PlaceShakers
January 24, 2017, 1pm PST
From the mid-19th century to the early 1980s, playgrounds were designed public spaces that would likely horrify parents today. Swiss urban planner Gabriela Burkhalter has studied how these public spaces have evolved over the years.
CityLab
January 23, 2017, 6am PST
Some in Texas are worried about the structures that house Google's Fiberoptic Cables, complaining that the huts are ugly and take up too much park space.
San Antonio Business Journal
January 22, 2017, 1pm PST
An editorial in the Dallas Morning News argues that Fair Park could be a vibrant part of the city if it were restored, and that the restoration could be financed in part by revenue generated from the park itself.
The Dallas Morning News
January 14, 2017, 7am PST
The list of prohibitions for the use of public spaces grows—this time to the seemingly innocuous and park-perfect activity of sitting.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 22, 2016, 1pm PST
The state of New York this week took another step toward removing two miles of the Niagara Scenic Parkway (formerly known as the Robert Moses Parkway).
Governor Andrew M Cuomo
December 13, 2016, 6am PST
The Canadian city is working to take 18 downtown lots and convert them from surface parking to green space.
CBC News
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
November 22, 2016, 11am PST
An exploration of how adventure playgrounds enable freedom for children living in a world full of helicopter parents.
The New Yorker
November 11, 2016, 9am PST
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, overwhelmingly prioritized parks and green space back in 2008. Cobb County commissioners', however, are still acting to quell those intentions.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 10, 2016, 12pm PST
Study finds people walk more in denser cities with more parks no matter what their country of origin.
Fast Co.Exist
November 9, 2016, 1pm PST
Neighborhood revitalization will focus on parks and libraries under a new program in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
Dallas' Circuit Trail Conservancy has raised $23 million dollars to fund the construction of connectors that would link 50 miles of trails, now they're looking for an additional $20 million in bond money to get the project fully funded.
The Dallas Morning News
September 22, 2016, 10am PDT
Decades in the making, Boise's 26-mile Greenbelt now spans the length of the city following completion of the last remaining one-mile segment.
KIVI