Parks

March 18, 2011, 7am PDT
America's first public parks were cemeteries. But over time, they've moved from the center of town to the edges. A new book looks at the history of these places of the dead.
The Atlantic
March 8, 2011, 2pm PST
As the parks system grows in Seattle, it is becoming more difficult to afford to maintain. One local official calls the system "unsustainable".
The Seattle Times
January 17, 2011, 2pm PST
An art gallery in New York City currently has an installation called Park Here, which is an indoor parkspace made up of fake grass, trees and sunlight.
The New York Times
January 13, 2011, 7am PST
Cities across the developing world are dealing more with rising obesity rates as urbanization occurs, reports TheCityFix's Jonna McKone.
TheCityFix
December 29, 2010, 1pm PST
New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe talks with <em>Next American City</em> about the city's increased emphasis on creating active public spaces and how his department is handling budget cuts.
Next American City
December 21, 2010, 10am PST
The next section of New York City's elevated linear park known as the High Line is expected to open next spring. <em>The New York Times</em> offers a preview.
The New York Times
December 8, 2010, 12pm PST
More parks in the U.S. should fight funding issues through privatization, writes John Stossel.
Reason
November 24, 2010, 6am PST
Flush with federal grants, a new transit plaza and park is set to pop up in Philadelphia.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 12, 2010, 8am PST
A proposal for a "High Line"-like park in Jersey City has some locals deeply concerned about the project's large price tag.
The New York Times
October 28, 2010, 2pm PDT
New designs for the surrounding park offer a chance at a brighter future for the Eero Saarinen-designed Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Architectural Record
October 9, 2010, 7am PDT
<em>The New Republic</em> offers a look and review of some of the nation's best new urban parks.
The New Republic
October 3, 2010, 7am PDT
Because of their broad appeal, diverse uses, and heavy programming, parks may do more for cities than the performing arts centers of the 1980s and the sports venues of the 1990s have accomplished, says JoAnn Greco.
The Washington Post
September 30, 2010, 12pm PDT
As a new park near the Brooklyn Bridge gradually opens in New York, the role it plays in public life in the city is already evolving.
Urban Omnibus
Feature
September 30, 2010, 11am PDT

When an old parking structure was torn down, Downtown Dallas gained a new civic space right off the historic City Hall.

Giulia Mastrangelo
September 22, 2010, 10am PDT
A new report from the Trust for Public Lands provides detailed and comprehensive data on city park systems in the U.S.
NRDC Switchboard
September 10, 2010, 7am PDT
Five finalists have been announced in a design competition to rethink the park near St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch. Fast Co. Design takes a look at the contenders.
Fast Co. Design
August 31, 2010, 6am PDT
Six finalists have been chosen in a bid to redesign Berlin's decommissioned Tempelhof Airport. The airport is currently open as a park, but the city wants a more formal redesign.
Der Spiegel
August 3, 2010, 6am PDT
Three cities -- St. Louis, Houston and Detroit -- have gained new urban parks that are playing big roles in reviving parts of town.
The Washington Post
July 20, 2010, 11am PDT
Decommissioned Tempelhof Airport in Berlin had been the subject of grand plans for reusing the massive space for the last two years. But with little money in city coffers, officials decided to simply open it to the public as-is.
Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2010, 11am PDT
City Parks Blog asked Peter Harnik to answer questions about his new book, Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities, that covers how cities can plan for parks as well as how to create them in 'all built-out' settings.
City Parks Blog