Public Parks

September 2, 2009, 11am PDT
A historic airfield in Berlin will be transformed over the next year into the city's largest park.
The Local
August 1, 2009, 9am PDT
Outside Magazine ranks the top 10 U.S. cities for people who like to exercise and be outdoors.
Outside
July 13, 2009, 7am PDT
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has said he wants to bring park programs back into the lives of urban dwellers. This piece argues that a good place for him to start is one of the few urban national parks at St. Louis' Gateway Arch.
STL Today
Feature
July 2, 2009, 5am PDT
Managing Editor Tim Halbur reviews The High Line, the much-lauded new linear park in Manhattan.
Tim Halbur
June 29, 2009, 12pm PDT
Chicago's river has often played second fiddle to its lakefront. A new riverwalk hopes to change that.
Chicago Tribune
June 21, 2009, 5am PDT
Dense Cairo has few sanctioned public spaces. So residents make do wherever they can.
The New York Times
May 29, 2009, 10am PDT
The Sundance Channel has produced a series of short films profiling the landscape architects, officials, activists, writers, and Ethan Hawke and Kevin Bacon about how the High Line park came to be.
Sundance Channel
May 23, 2009, 5am PDT
This post from <em>Governing</em> looks at the long planning process of the Orange County Great Park, a 1,347 acre public park that's been in the works for 7 years. Comprehensive design plans were recently approved and construction is set to begin.
Governing
November 9, 2008, 1pm PST
Researchers in Scotland have concluded that areas without parks and green space have an increased risk of death and illness.
BBC News
October 18, 2008, 7am PDT
A supreme court judge in British Columbia has ruled that homeless people can legally camp on public property such as parks.
The Province
August 31, 2008, 9am PDT
Viviana Franco became a planner so she could reform a park 100 ft. from her childhood home in Hawthorne, CA. But her quest has become mired in local politics as the site was sold in a local auction.
The Los Angeles Times
July 21, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>This article from <em>LA Weekly</em> looks at L.A.'s parks deficit and what some are trying to do to address it.</p>
LA Weekly
July 15, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Architect David Rockwell has some new ideas about what makes a good public playground. With movable, buildable foam blocks, his experimental playground in Brooklyn gets kids actively and creatively involved in their play.</p>
The New York Times
July 9, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Stakeholders in Austin debate the future of a public golf course in the center of town while the University of Texas, owner of the land, debates whether to seek greater profits off the land. Neighbors champion the course as vital open space.</p>
Austin American-Statesman
July 7, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Landscape architecture firm dlandstudio is taking the stench out of the Gowanus Canal by building a new public park that is beautiful as well as functional.</p>
The New York Sun
June 21, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>This commentary from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> calls for creation of a central park for the city, made by putting a "cap" over a section of freeway.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
May 7, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Cairo's first new green space in more than 100 years has opened -- on top of a 500-year old garbage dump.</p>
NPR
April 27, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>A former bus and rail yard in park-poor South Los Angeles will be converted into an "urban wetland park".</p>
The Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Short on funding, Toronto's waterfront parks agency is considering a plan to sell the naming rights to the park's amenities, allowing corporate sponsors to add their name to such public features as walkways and play areas.</p>
The Canadian Press
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