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Greenpointers / January 11, 2018

Envisioning Bushwick Inlet Park: What's in store for 2018

Following the purchase of all 27 acres of land required for Bushwick Inlet Park and a $17.5 million commitment to its development, Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park is launching a discussion series this month that will focus on what the world-class waterfront park should be.

CityLab / January 10, 2018

How Baltimore's water clean-up infrastructure became a public sensation

Baltimore addressed its trash problem in its Inner Harbor with a floating water wheel. But it got public buy-in by giving it a personality. According to the director of the clean-up initiative, this is just another example of how new infrastructure in cities these days has to have multiple uses.

Urban Toronto / January 8, 2018

Unveiling The Bentway Skate Trail

The first section of the project—the Skate Trail—officially opened to the public on January 5. The track is just one small part of the 1.75 km stretch under the Gardiner that is being transformed into public space.

The Guardian / January 5, 2018

The outrageous highway schemes left as roads to nowhere

The postwar passion for highway construction saw places around the world carved up in the name of progress. But as communities fought back, many schemes were abandoned—littering cities with half-built traces of these major infrastructure projects. Now cities have to decide what to do with them.

The New York Times / December 29, 2017

City of the future? Humans, not technology, are the challenge in Toronto

When announcing that a Google corporate sibling company, Sidewalk Labs, would create a city of tomorrow, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada promised the project would create “technologies that will help us build smarter, greener, more inclusive” communities.

Fast Company / December 27, 2017

Seven trends that will shape the future of urban design

New social, environmental, and technological forces are transforming the field of urban design. While growing income inequality in cities highlight the need for more inclusive and equitable urban design processes, the realities of climate change are making resilient design a priority for cities everywhere.

Next City / December 21, 2017

When an elite museum prioritizes inclusion

Prioritizing equity isn’t just a trend in public spaces, it’s critical to the future of cultural institutions as well. The Frick Collection is just one of many venerable art institutions making strides to better connect with their local communities.