Culture Map / November 1, 2018

Visionary new plan transforms downtown Austin into urban greenbelt

As part of a community visioning process, a coalition of local organizations have proposed an urban greenbelt encircling downtown Austin, connecting Waller Creek, Lady Bird Lake, and several other parks. The proposal identifies four priorities for the greenbelt: creating a thriving center, growing neighborhoods, increasing mobility, and establishing welcoming places.

Urban Redevelopment Authority / November 1, 2018

Public space: Toward a liveable city

As a part of their master plan, Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority has published research on what makes a good public space. Based on their findings, the government plans focus on rejuvenating existing spaces, involving the community in placemaking, and using design as a transformative tool.

City Parks Alliance / October 30, 2018

Active Parks, Healthy Cities: Recommendations from the National Study of Neighborhood Parks

In a new report, Active Parks, Healthy Cities, City Parks Alliance presents examples of how cities are improving park conditions. They highlight how neighborhood parks that are well designed, programmed, and marketed present an opportunity to address public health challenges. By leveraging creativity, new partnerships, and innovation, our parks can be places where all people choose to be more physically active.

Miami Herald / October 26, 2018

Miami's 10-mile linear park breaks ground

Congratulations to Friends of the Underline! Construction has begun on the first phase of their much-anticipated project, the Underline, which will eventually extend from downtown Miami to Dadeland under the Metrorail’s elevated tracks. That initial segment, in the Brickell district, will be a half-mile long, with an anticipated opening date of May 2020.

Curbed / October 19, 2018

Miami's Underline underscores potential of park projects

The 10-mile linear park, a $120 million redevelopment of open space under a span of Metrorail tracks, will link the condos, coworking spaces, and tech offices of the booming Brickell neighborhood with South Miami, in a bid to be a catalyst for community, connection, and safer transit.

Dallas News / October 18, 2018

Beloved Klyde Warren Park in Dallas to get $76 million expansion

The park’s new president Kit Sawers says the deck park’s long-awaited expansion will complete the park. Jody Grant, the man who helped create this place—on a highway overpass, out of thin air—sees the planned two-story pavilion as an opportunity to continue to make the park a living place that grows with the city’s needs.