New York Times / November 1, 2019

'The Writing on the Wall': Voices of the Incarcerated

An installation on the High Line shares writing by prisoners in a space that emulates cells. The Writing on the Wall is the second project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative and will travel to other sites across the United States.

Next City / October 30, 2019

Can the High Line Use Its Notoriety to Advance the Park Equity Movement?

Earlier this month, Friends of the High Line, the nonprofit that operates and manages the High Line in collaboration with New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, brought together leaders of 60 infrastructure reuse projects from the U.S. and Canada for a symposium titled “Economic Impact and Beyond.” Its goal was to examine if new public spaces, being created out of underutilized infrastructure, were incorporating equity considerations into their plans and explore strategies to ensure that benefits from such projects reach all communities.

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.