Architecture & Design / May 21, 2018

Could Sydney’s North Shore get its own High Line park?

The proposed Sydney Harbour High Line would connect several major public spaces by creating a 2-mile walking path along the railroad between the Lavender Bay and Waverton stations in Sydney’s North Shore. Unlike many similar rails-to-trails projects, trains would continue to run adjacent to the pedestrian walkway.

The Austin American-Statesman / May 18, 2018

Austin businessmen give $5 million to Waller Creek project

Two Austin businessmen have teamed up to donate $5 million to the Waller Creek revitalization project and are now challenging others to step forward and do the same. This money will help fund the development of the 35-acre Waller Creek Park, which will stretch 1.5 miles through downtown Austin, from Lady Bird Lake to East 15th Street.

Curbed / May 9, 2018

Philly’s long-awaited Rail Park has an opening date

Despite a series of delays, the first section of Philadelphia’s highly-anticipated Rail Park will open to the public on June 14th. This phase stretches along a quarter mile of the former Reading Viaduct rail line, from Callowhill to North Broad and Noble Street.

Next City / April 25, 2018

Who benefits when a city goes green?

Going green is a cornerstone of contemporary urban policy planning—and cultivating a green identity has become vital in boosting a city’s economic profile. But in the race to develop these initiatives, some cities are proving better at branding than in actually creating equitable green spaces for all citizens.

Next City / April 19, 2018

Buffalo dipping its toes into another linear park pool

While there seems to be significant community support around a proposal to transform a neglected elevated railroad line into a linear park in Buffalo, New York, there’s some concern that the participants in the planning process don’t represent the racial and ethnic diversity of the city.