Ideas (some good, some not) for what to do with these hulking, empty retail spaces.
The city of San Francisco has now mapped all of its downtown POPOS, and it's ensuring for the first time that residents really have access to them.
A new exhibit on New York's Governors Island turns trash into funky plastic sculptures.
Don't get too comfy.
One New York City neighborhood had basically given up on open space. But thanks to some new data, they were able to advocate for it, and get it.
A city's residents understand how to make exciting streets, squares and parks. Here's how to engage them in the process.
Parks, community schools, and other essential elements.
Dog poop covers the streets, sidewalks, and parks of Argentina's capital. The city government says it's working on a plan, but it's not easy to change a culture.
A New York design competition aims to add more flexibility to The Battery.
A public art installation turns falling nuts into light and sound. For tree preservation, of course.
Mayor Bloomberg may have finally gone too far with a proposal for a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and shopping mall.
A Philadelphia local transformed a lot into a park on his own dime. But the city says the conversion was illegal, and is threatening to sue.
A new website offers tours and information on Washington's urbanism.
The proposed park bridges two sides of an old elevated railway, creating a more direct route across town.
Long popular in Europe, these designs are gaining a foothold in America and beyond.
A team shows off its invention, which would make underground parks possible.
With one of the nation's highest foreclosure rates, Atlanta thought it had found the perfect opportunity to build more parks.
Lawmakers in D.C. want a cut from instructors hosting fitness classes in public parks.
The best world capitals to raise a democratic ruckus.