Parks

April 9, 2010, 2pm PDT
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> lists the top new urban parks that have been built in the U.S. in recent years.
The Infrastructurist
March 26, 2010, 7am PDT
The land underneath a Toronto highway overpass will be converted into a neighborhood park. Officials hope it will spark the revival of one of the city's underused waterfront neighborhoods.
Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
March 19, 2010, 2pm PDT
A string of connected parks laced through cities has been a vision of city planners since the days of Olmsted. Ben Welle of the Center for City Park Excellence has some ideas how that that vision can be implemented today.
City Parks Blog
March 6, 2010, 9am PST
The new park takes an old waterfront park and connects it with previously inaccessible space to create an 85-acre site stretching 1.3 miles along the waterfront.
Design Trust blog
March 1, 2010, 10am PST
A group of development agencies came together to undertake a historic-preservation and community-development effort in Cairo's Al-Darb al-Ahmar community. The project was such a success that they're still working, by invitation, restoring the area.
Metropolis Magazine
February 26, 2010, 5am PST
A former Naval weapons station in Concord, California will be converted into a new, 12,000-home neighborhood.
The Contra Costa Times
February 18, 2010, 8am PST
The abandoned infrastructure for an inner-city rail project in Lima, Peru, has been adapted into a playful amusement park.
Treehugger
February 16, 2010, 7am PST
National City, CA has only 2 acres of public parks per 1000 residents, as opposed to the national average of 10 acres. A new plan proposes to transform a 44-acre golf course into an innovative new central park.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
January 28, 2010, 6am PST
Increasing amounts of Americans are soccer players, and the parks and park planners in American cities are beginning to reflect the sport's growing popularity, according to this piece from the <em>Regional Plan Association</em>.
Regional Plan Association
January 27, 2010, 7am PST
A new 8-acre park has opened on the waterfront of downtown Tampa, Florida, the first of three downtown projects opening downtown this year.
St. Petersburg Times
January 13, 2010, 11am PST
<em>Travel + Leisure</em> has released its list of America's "fittest" cities.
Travel + Leisure
January 13, 2010, 10am PST
Anthony Flint, recent author of a book about Jane Jacobs, talks to ASLA's The Dirt blog about her influence on urban design and landscape architecture.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
January 13, 2010, 6am PST
Planners in Los Angeles are considering a plan to remove two lanes of a strip of downtown street to create parkspace for the formerly light-industrial area's growing populations.
Los Angeles Times
January 8, 2010, 2pm PST
A group of Southern California nudists is criticizing parks officials who buried a dead sea lion near their controversial stomping grounds -- a stinky development in the long battle between nudists and officials over the contested beach.
The Orange County Register
January 2, 2010, 7am PST
Parks officials in San Francisco look to mimic New York City's approach to funding parks through public-private partnerships.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 13, 2009, 5am PST
Parks and trails can be used to create low carbon cities.
City Parks Blog
December 12, 2009, 9am PST
Parks officials in Austin, Texas are considering a plan that would allow cell phone companies to lease space within the city's parks where they could build cellular communication towers.
Austin American-Statesman
December 7, 2009, 1pm PST
Bilbao is known for the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum. But there's a living city behind that iconic architecture, and local officials are trying to prove it with a new public park.
Inhabitat
December 6, 2009, 7am PST
The new Citygarden park in downtown St. Louis is seen by some locals as a sign of hope for the future of the city.
Metropolis
December 5, 2009, 9am PST
New legislation looks to boost the federal government's investment in urban parks for the first time in eight years.
Gotham Gazette