Raw concrete plazas on Broadway will be redesigned and streamlined, outfitted with curb-free surfaces of silver-gray metallic tiles.
Incentives resulted in hundreds of new spaces in NYC and San Francisco, but the quality and accessibility of these places raise questions about how public they are.
A public outcry against Mayor Rob Ford's proposed megamall and Ferris wheel on the Don lands leads to the proposal's withdrawal.
A competition is seeking ideas on how to make three parts of the National Mall in Washington more hospitable.
San Francisco and Vancouver have learned that sometimes a parking space is better off being converted into a minuscule public space.
Contrary to expectations, many businesses have moved into Lower Manhattan in the decade since 9/11, and the number of people living downtown has doubled.
The transformation of a couple of dumpsters in San Francisco shows how urban amenities can be added at little cost.
A $30.5 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant will help replace a troubled Section 8 project in the Woodlawn neighborhood with a mixed-use, mixed-income development.
New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is converting a dozen streets into temporary playgrounds, encourgaging physical activity in neighborhoods that need it.
$100 storefront rents and a long-term focus on community help Greg O’Connell revitalize declining Mount Morris, New York's main street.
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