Public space

Public realm: greens, plazas, fountains

A misshapen memorial to President Eisenhower

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

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

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