Public space

Public realm: greens, plazas, fountains

Why is New York's High Line so crime-free?

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.

Close call

When design works against community in New Urbanism

Storrs Center ready to start construction

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.

Bradburn neighbors socializing

Bradburn neighbors socializing

in one of the neighborhood's many parks — public areas that encourage neighbors to interact frequently. Courtesy of Petra Spiess

Tactical Urbanism seizes the day

Citizen-based, small-scale efforts can lead to bigger changes in the built environment, according to a new report.

East Beach green

East Beach green

Courtesy of CNU

Seaside square rendering

Seaside square rendering

Courtesy of CNU

Leveraging public investments

The construction of a public building is an opportunity to add value far beyond the utility of the building itself or the temporary jobs needed to construct it.

Tappan Square

Tappan Square

here on Commencement, May 2005, is a gathering place year round. Source: Hazel Borys

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