Today, public parks are seen as an optional amenity. In our pre-suburban development pattern, parks were looked at much differently.
The monument by Frank Gehry violates the L’Enfant plan and offers “an axis to nowhere.”
In a metro area where six out of 10 people are overweight, changes are being made in streets, sidewalks, neighborhood stores, and other aspects of daily life.
CityCenterLDC will combine offices, housing, retail — and a public plaza that may be too sequestered to attract outsiders.
The city's newest linear park is safe because it's well-watched — by park patrols, security cameras, and a profusion of windows (redolent of Jane Jacobs) looking onto public space.
The elevated rail line that's been converted into New York's most talked-about linear park has generated about 12,000 jobs and $2 billion in private investment.
When design works against community in New Urbanism
Approximately 27,000 square feet of commercial space and 127 apartments will be in the first phase of a long-awaited town center adjoining the University of Connecticut.
in one of the neighborhood's many parks — public areas that encourage neighbors to interact frequently. Courtesy of Petra Spiess
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