There is a movement in cities across the world to reclaim underutilized infrastructure and reimagine it as public space.

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The Guardian / August 16, 2018

Green space in every schoolyard: the plan to cool Paris

Facing an increasing number of days with extreme heat, Paris is moving forward with a plan to transform concrete schoolyards across the city into green spaces. These playground oases could benefit students and city alike, but will making them public prove too controversial?

The New York Times / August 10, 2018

Transforming Tulsa, starting with a park

Gathering Place is a much-anticipated park that opens Sept. 8 as one of the most ambitious public parks ever created with private funds. The park’s founders and community leaders hope it can bring families together and help mend a city with a legacy of segregation.

Curbed / August 7, 2018

Atlanta BeltLine buys final piece of railroad corridor

The City of Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. purchased the final segment of the inactive rail corridor needed for the 22-mile BeltLine project. In addition to stitching together the main BeltLine loop, this segment creates opportunities for future trail connections.

CityLab / August 3, 2018

Augmented reality is transforming tech. What can it do for cities?

As cities look for better ways to use the troves of new data at their disposal, augmented reality offers a new way of bringing this data to life. This technology has a unique capacity to make community planning processes more accessible.

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