Public space

Public realm: greens, plazas, fountains

'Parklets' proliferate along the Pacific

San Francisco and Vancouver have learned that sometimes a parking space is better off being converted into a minuscule public space.

Chicago gets HUD-backed project conversion

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.

NEA's 'Our Town' website is up

The National Endowment for the Arts has launched an "Our Town" web section spotlighting creative placemaking projects around the country.

Connie Moran runs for Mississippi state treasurer

The mayor of Ocean Springs, an advocate of new urbanist plans for her city, pledges to help northern Mississippi communities rebuild after tornadoes and floods.

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