parks

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How We're Failing Our Parks

America has more city parks, but less money to pay for them

Ed Yourdon/Wikimedia Commons

Top U.S. Cities for Dog Parks, Skate Parks, Swimming Pools and More

New data from the Trust for Public Land shows which cities have the most parks per resident

Reuters

Parkour Is Not a Crime (Except When It Is)

Florida communities move to ban the urban sport

Reuters

L.A. Opens Up its School Yards

A pilot program allows joint use of school playgrounds by communities in park-poor areas

Reuters

How Much More Would You Pay to Live Near a Park?

A new survey attempts to put a personal price tag on access to green space

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Greening Vacant Lots Linked to Reduced Gun Violence

A 10-year effort to reclaim vacant lots in Philadelphia yields positive results

Laura McPhee

The Multiple Personalities of New York's Gateway National Recreation Area

Photographer Laura McPhee captures the essence of one of the country's most-visited, and most imperiled, national parks

Courtesy SWA

Transforming Blight Into a Destination

'Landscape Infrastructure' offers multi-functional approaches to getting the most out of existing spaces

Waterfront Toronto

The Best New International Parks

Varying in form and scale, these green spaces from around the world stand out from the rest

Flickr user: stannate

America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks

Courtesy Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Beltline: the Best Sustainabilty Project in America?

The plan offers an innovative vision for combining parks and transit

Courtesy the American Society of Landscape Architects

Are Americans Afraid of Innovative Urban Design?

Four landscape architects challenge U.S. cities to stop copying the High Line and start looking for place-based opportunities

Brian Snyder / Reuters

Could Building Thousands of Parks Fix the Real Estate Market?

A new initiative seeks to revive empty commercial land as public space

Wikimedia Commons

New Life for Chicago's Least Popular Waterway

Architect Jeanne Gang wants to remake Bubbly Creek into a destination

Flickr/MoyanBrennBackFromPrague

Paying for Public Parks

Thanks to huge budget shortfalls, cities often have no choice but to charge for use of public spaces

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Another Problem With Zuccotti Park: It Isn't a Very Good Park

Semi-coercing private companies into building parks is a good way to build some pretty bad parks

Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Occupy Wall Street Protest Poses a Public-Private Conundrum

Demonstrators converge on privately owned public space, raising questions about legal rights

Flickr user gsgeorge, licensed under Creative Commons

Descendants of the High Line

Four urban elevated railroad parks in progress