Next City / October 22, 2019

Teen Urban Designers Transform Chicago Public Spaces

Chicago architects used a grant in 2012 to interview teens and adults about how they experience public spaces. Listening to the teens’ perspective inspired them to create a path for young people to get involved in urban planning.

Project for Public Spaces / October 18, 2019

Public space management and the nitty gritty of inclusive placemaking

Great public spaces are made and remade again and again through management decisions around maintenance, public safety, social services, programming, furnishing etc. Public space management has a profound effect on the success of placemaking efforts.

National League of Cities / September 23, 2019

Building bridges for equitable economic growth in Washington, D.C.

The 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C.—a planned repurposing of the retired 11th Street Bridge across the Anacostia River between the East of the River neighborhoods and Capitol Hill into a vibrant city park—will connect communities and create new shared experiences across and along the Anacostia River. This innovative public-private partnership in the nation’s capital is re-connecting neighborhoods to the river’s banks and to each other.

The Toronto Star / September 9, 2019

Have you seen the full moon under the Gardiner? Get ready to sing to it with Choir! Choir! Choir!

U.K. artist Luke Jerram’s The Museum of the Moon will arrive at the Bentway, the 1.75-kilometre public space and outdoor gallery located underneath the Gardiner Expressway. The Museum of the Moon is a giant balloon, seven metres in diameter, built to 1:500,000 scale using NASA imagery, illuminated from the inside to provide an up-close view of the Moon’s rocky craters, dead volcanic cones and lava flows.