Public space

Public realm: greens, plazas, fountains

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

Outdoor cafe culture

Outdoor cafe culture

The dramatic growth in the number of cafe chairs found in city space is a worldwide phenomenon. Source: Cities for People

People watching

People watching

Is a city's greatest attraction. From Cities for People.

Fruitvale's central passage

Fruitvale's central passage

Courtesy of Measure Y website

Honoring Ike — and adding appropriately to the nation’s capital

A Beaux-Arts-oriented group is trying to overturn a planned memorial by Frank Gehry and propose a design more consistent with Washington’s L’Enfant plan.

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