An urban nature trail with woodlands, meadows, and wetlands, in a once industrial area minutes from downtown, was envisioned by city planners decades ago
As the tagline says, the High Line Network is a group of infrastructure projects — and the people who are helping them come to life. One of these people is the High Line Network’s own vice president, Asima Jansveld. We may not be able to enjoy our public spaces as fully as we’d like to at the moment, but we will again soon—Asima spoke to us about what she does at the Network, why equitable public space matters, and the power of collective thinking.
This year has been tough. It’s been tiring, frustrating, and emotional. It’s forced us all to confront some pretty hard issues both personally and as part of a larger community. This can feel overwhelming, and impossible to maneuver alone. We need others, to not just learn and share as we evolve, but to hold ourselves accountable.
Late last year, our President & CEO Mary Rowe began a conversation with Jay Pitter, award-winning place-maker and author, about collaborating on initiatives to increase equity within Canadian city-building.
The new era of planning infrastructure projects includes a goal of rectifying past wrongs and increasing inclusion in decisions
Across the nation, the wealthier and whiter your neighborhood is, the greener the view from your window is likely to be. This map shows a healthy tree canopy in Philadelphia, based on analysis by EarthDefine.
Foster says $100 Black art and culture infrastructure project to be ‘our very own’ economic catalyst, despite obstacles from COVID-19 pandemic
With COVID-19 restrictions on events and gatherings beginning to relax, Washington, D.C.’s urban agriculture sector is starting to gradually open back up to the local community.
A paper boat bobs eerily along White Oak Bayou while joggers, cyclists and walkers move with more determined purpose along a path at the top of its banks. The scene is quintessentially Houston: flowing green landscape punctuated by the yellow of black-eyed Susans and the white of other wildflowers and plenty of concrete. Barn swallows swoop past within sight of a freeway where cars move less freely.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Built in the 1950s to speed suburban commuters to and from downtown, Rochester’s Inner Loop destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, replacing them with a broad, concrete trench that separated downtown from the rest of the city.
City residents don’t all have the same access to the benefits of green space. Addressing that inequity requires community engagement at every stage from planning to development to management.
The nonprofit CicLAvia has said it will continue to work with Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to help the city expand its COVID-19 Al Fresco outdoor dining program, which officials are taking steps to make permanent.