Public space

Public realm: greens, plazas, fountains

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.”

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.

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