D Magazine / December 7, 2018

Harold Simmons Park reveals a new plan for the Trinity River

This latest designs for Trinity River in Dallas represent refreshingly holistic approaches to thinking about the river. The designers have redirected their focus to enhancing the natural possibilities for the basin by understanding and designing for its form, function, and ecology.

National Recreation and Park Association / December 7, 2018

New urban infrastructure parks

The High Line is an urban park that might have never been built and is now estimated to be responsible for $2B in impact. The Atlanta BeltLine, Buffalo Bayou in Houston, The 606 in Chicago, The Underline in Miami, Philadelphia’s Rail Park, and the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C. are among the emerging projects looking to unlock the potential of reimagined infrastructure and the benefits it can bring to their cities.

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.