October 10, 2016, 11am PDT
Providence, Rhode Island is looking ways to make Kennedy Plaza, located in the city's downtown, safe for all users. Increased law enforcement in only one way to achieve that goal, according to an op-ed in the Providence Journal.
July 17, 2015, 12pm PDT
Since 2010, planners, designers, and community members have been actively transforming Seattle's alleys into beloved places within the city's urban fabric.
June 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
Call it tactical urbanism, call it reactivating spaces, call it good old fashioned fun—games like ping pong, foosball, and bean bag toss are central to plans to make Westlake park more hospitable.
December 30, 2014, 10am PST
Urbanful examines four cities making the most of scare public spaces by reactivating their alleys with programming and pedestrian-friendly designs.
September 10, 2014, 1pm PDT
The example of Holladay Park in Portland is examined for lessons in improving public spaces through the help of private sector consultants.
February 1, 2012, 8am PST
In New York and Washington, Rod Stevens reports on two very different examples of the importance of programming, or "software", to placemaking.
September 6, 2011, 6am PDT
Grey Park in Evanston, Illinois is used primarily by mentally ill residents of a nearby facility, who make the space uncomfortable for the general public. A community group brought in food trucks, and everyone came together over cupcakes.
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