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Christopher T. Martin

Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?

The project's been a huge early success, but the mass transit component is lagging, and there are already affordability concerns along completed portions of the trail. 

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How L.A. Designed Simple Kits That Let You 'Make-Your-Own' Park

The People St program helps novices create a parklet, plaza, or bike parking area.

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Finally, Vancouver Gets a Lebowski-Themed 'Dude Chilling Park'

Although technically, it should be the "Dude Abiding Park."

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Yes, There's a War on Swans

One of our more attractive invasive species is finally coming under fire.

Ags Prensa

In Mexico, a City's Scar Becomes its Most Prized Park

A case study in urban renewal.

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How to Make Cities Happier Places

It's (relatively) easy: Add green space.

Sarah Goodyear

In a Noisy Brooklyn Park, the Best New Feature May Be a Wall

Combating the legacy of Robert Moses requires creative solutions.

Boston's Outgoing Mayor Spent 20 Years Putting His Name on Everything

Thomas M. Menino leaves his successor with a particular problem.

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The Forgotten History of How Cities Almost Killed the Common Squirrel

At last, historians have charted the great "squirrel experiments" of the 1800s, which saved the humble creature from urban extinction.

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What Boston Can Teach Us About Linked City Parks

The city's "emerald necklace" is a 1,100-acre chain of green spaces connecting the Boston Common to five additional parks and an arboretum.

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How the National Parks Became the Shutdown's Biggest Battleground

What was different, and what was similar, in 1995 and 1996.

Celebrity Love Letters to Their Favorite Parks

A new book invites Bill Clinton, Zadie Smith and more to explain what draws them to their favorite urban green space.

University City District

Anatomy of a Public Space

Studying the role of shadow, sound, seating and more on Philadelphia's The Porch.

Daniel Campo

'The Accidental Playground': Why What We Need in Our Parks Is More Freedom

It was paved in broken concrete, overgrown with weeds, and strewn with broken glass. In other words, it was the perfect urban recreation space.

Aga Khan Trust

New Delhi's Urban Megapark Will Be 50 Percent Larger Than Central Park

A first glimpse at the new plan.

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A Playground Built to Keep Sex Offenders at Bay

The scheme was cooked up by a Daytona Beach homeowner's association.

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Britain's Villages May Not Have Superfast Broadband, But Its Skies Soon Will

The country could soon have a wonderful new technology that'll be too expensive for most people and restricted to short-haul flights.

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Chicago's Waterfront Identity Crisis

North Lake Shore Drive is both a beloved highway and a treasured park. As the city revamps it, can it continue to be both?

Berri Chiller

This Might Be the Most Impressive Pop-Up Park We've Ever Seen

In Brooklyn, a one-year installation houses a bike park, an urban farm, a lawn for movie screenings, and a placid green space.