How city parks are welcoming immigrants

From New York City to Portland, Oregon, parks departments across the country are listening to immigrant communities and designing events and facilities with inclusivity in mind.

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Buffalo Bayou Park and designing a resilient future for Houston

Could Hurricane Harvey provide the impetus to expand Houston’s greenways, creating a greener, more resilient city?

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Five people making American cities better for all

American cities are in the midst of an urban renaissance, pursuing design, sustainability, and social good. Here are five people helping architects and designers to make our cities better.

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China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater

With rapid urban migration forcing developers into flood-prone areas, China’s “sponge city initiative” would help prevent catastrophic flooding in cities through the use of permeable surfaces and green infrastructure.


In Williamsburg, a renewed push for the BQGreen

Councilmember Antonio Reynoso is renewing a push to build a 3.5-acre High Line-style park over the sunken BQE in South Williamsburg. The deck park would improve the health and quality of life for residents, who currently have minimal access to green space and experience pollution from the BQE.