Public space

Public realm: greens, plazas, fountains

The High Line brought down to Earth: Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail

It’s been just a few months since Rahm Emanuel assumed the mayoralty in Chicago, and already pedestrians are beginning to feel the Mayor’s presence on city streets.

The real problem with community associations

A review by Doris Goldstein of Beyond Privatopia: Rethinking Residential Private Government. A book by Evan McKenzie. Urban Institute Press, 2011, 164 pp., $26.50 paperback.

Just another park

Today, public parks are seen as an optional amenity. In our pre-suburban development pattern, parks were looked at much differently.

A misshapen memorial to President Eisenhower

The monument by Frank Gehry violates the L’Enfant plan and offers “an axis to nowhere.”

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