Check out a few new looks for DC’s planned 11th Street Bridge Park.
As the dreaded coronavirus rips across the globe, city after city has locked down, transforming urban business centers, suburban malls, and other public spaces into ghost towns. This is not the first time this has happened—since time immemorial, cities have been epicenters of communicable diseases.
Parade pulled together more than 50 greenways, at least one from each state, in hopes that you’ll be inspired to meander with us through neighborhoods, parklands, woodlands, wetlands—even mountains, canyons, deserts and glaciers. Turns out, some greenways are not even green but are white with snow or ice, and others in urban corridors are filled with confetti-colored murals.
Miami’s downtown has become home to nearly 100,000 residents and more than 100 residential towers. As more buildings go up and more people decide to live in the dense, vibrant neighborhoods of downtown and Brickell, residents’ call for more parks and open spaces could become all the more acute.
Students from Eugene Field Elementary School helped kick off construction of the new, 50,000 square foot Discovery Lab, which is opening right next door to the Gathering Place.
When Bayou Greenways 2020 is completed, 1.5 million Houstonians will be within walking distance of a bayou greenway. These interconnected parks provide an alternate transportation system to a city that’s always been so car-centric.
In an effort to slow the displacement of lower-income residents, two aldermen whose wards include parts of the elevated trail are proposing rules that would put a 14-month moratorium on building and demolition permits and zoning changes.
During 2019’s final quarterly briefing, held at Atlanta Technical College, Beltline CEO Clyde Higgs and Atlanta City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd announced that a contractor has been secured for part of the Southside Trail’s construction.
During Hurricane Harvey, Buffalo Bayou Park was inundated with floodwaters. Mountains of sand and debris littered the park’s western end. Yet within a week, joggers returned to the trails and the restaurant was up and running. The relatively fast reopening signals how urban planning mitigated the damage of one of the costliest floods in U.S. history. And planners say it now holds broader lessons as the growing challenge to plan for the effects of climate change becomes a larger part of commercial development.
On November 7, park managers and community and civic leaders, led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, broke ground on 14 acres of new national parkland atop highway tunnels with dramatic views of the Golden Gate, the Bay, the Presidio and the San Francisco skyline.