Bayou Greenways 2020—led by Houston Parks Board President Beth White—aims to transform the city’s fragmented landscape into a 150-mile network of parks and trails.
Atlanta City Council unanimously approved legislation to require affordable housing for new residential units near the BeltLine and the Westside District.
New guidelines, released by the New York City Parks Department, codify best practices for designing landscapes to handle future natural disasters.
Through an after school program, high school students are studying the trees and wildlife on the abandoned Rockaway Beach Rail Line. Their findings may help inform the landscape design for the proposed park.
The proposal would allow developers adjacent to The Underline to make contributions to the public benefits trust in exchange for bonus building capacity. The funds would be used for construction and maintenance of the 10-mile linear park.
In the weeks since Hurricane Harvey, hundreds of volunteers have worked to fully reopen Buffalo Bayou Park, which accumulated over 70,000 cubic yards of silt during the storm.
Many officials view public-private partnerships as key to unlocking change at the state and even the city level. The value of these partnerships is the ability to bundle together the design, build, financing, operations, and maintenance.
The Knight Foundation has announced a $3.28 million investment in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Conservancy to develop a citywide engagement strategy. The funds will be used to create a network of public and nonprofit partners to build community participation around public spaces, mobilizing residents as co-creators in shaping their neighborhoods.
The 14-acre tunnel top park, which is currently in construction, is proving to be a more complex project than anticipated. It has become the subject of negotiations between the Presidio Trust and Caltrans, the state agency that built the parkway.
A new design for San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza could transform the corner of Castro and Market streets with marches and community rallies in mind.