February 12, 2018, 1pm PST
Los Angeles County park planner and parent Clement Lau writes about how 'playing' and parenting has given him insight into the urban environment that he applies in his profession.
December 25, 2017, 5am PST
A victory for local control: Memphis city leaders found a way to rid their city of two racist monuments, over the objection of the State Legislature.
November 16, 2017, 2pm PST
"You could be forgiven for reading the art as a message to less-than-opulent New Yorkers: You’ve lost your place," writes Michael Friedman.
October 31, 2017, 6am PDT
The 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign launched earlier this month.
October 20, 2017, 7am PDT
Chicago's Planning Department is putting eight city lots to work as "Stormwater Parks."
October 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
What should a local elected leader do when he or she disagrees with a high-profile expenditure with support from on high?
September 20, 2017, 6am PDT
A splashy proposed park to replace Pier 54 in New York City, designed by a starchitect and proposed by a famous billionaire, couldn't weather the storm of controversy in New York City.
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 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
Changing enforcement and greater activation have changed Commons Park in Denver, which is no longer the site of the drug use that gave the hill its moniker.
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.
July 12, 2017, 9am PDT
The Greenprint Resource Hub aims to integrate open space, parks, and agriculture into city and regional planning efforts.
June 21, 2017, 11am PDT
In Philadelphia, the William Penn Foundation has committed to help raise the last $10 million of the $225 million budget for a park over the I-95.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 16, 2017, 7am PDT
America's freedoms allow Americans the right to complain, vociferously, about things like a planned disc golf course.
June 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
Los Angeles County's Parks after Dark (PAD) program and the city of Los Angeles' Summer Night Lights (SNL) program are proving to save lives, lower crime, and reduce costs, writes L.A. County parks planner Clement Lau.
May 24, 2017, 11am PDT
The Napa River's Oxbow bypass doubles as public park space and an outlet when the river floods. The project brought together local environmentalists and the business community.
May 8, 2017, 12pm PDT
A Chicago city park, recently redesigned to be more welcoming, could become less so in its final form. Neighbors complaining about "really shady" park visitors are lobbying for a 6-foot fence to be included in the park's multi-million dollar revamp.
May 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The people who work for city parks and recreation departments were surveyed about sustainability successes and challenges.
May 2, 2017, 7am PDT
Bringing together the city, developers, and philanthropic support, Fitz Forward aims to redevelop 300 parcels. Backers hope it will serve as a model for other neighborhoods.
April 14, 2017, 9am PDT
Little by little, the grounds, facilities, and amenities of the St. Louis Gateway Arch are reopening to the public. Expect work on this $380 million project to conclude later this year.
April 4, 2017, 9am PDT
In the aftermath of the Measure S vote, members of the Los Angeles City Council have responded by pushing for expediting community plan updates and finding a sustainable source of funding for updating the region's plans.