Urban forests, plant-festooned buildings and other ‘rewilding’ efforts can help bolster climate resilience, biodiversity, even moods
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the true value of parks. It’s vital that urban park federal funding remains robust.
Destination Crenshaw, the 1.3-mile public art corridor on Crenshaw Boulevard with a lineup of top names including Kehinde Wiley and Alison Saar, had kept its works of art tightly under wraps while awaiting a Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission vote.
An internationally acclaimed artist is creating artwork for Tom Lee Park that will ask visitors a profound question: Can you put the welfare of others ahead of yourself, like the great Tom Lee did in 1925 when the African American river worker risked his life to pull 32 people from the Mississippi?
The profound disruptions of COVID-19 have created new challenges for our leaders, who need to make sure New York City remains a place people want to live and work. The next city administration has an opportunity to make visionary investments in additional parks that will enhance our economic recovery while making the city more livable and equitable for a growing population.
When the $100-million Destination Crenshaw opens as L.A.’s new art corridor in fall 2022, it will feature a towering sculpture by Kehinde Wiley — the latest work in the artist’s “Rumors of War” series, a response to Confederate statues still standing despite the national reckoning on race.
A blank wall in Detroit’s TCF Center is a now a large scale art installation dedicated to loss and healing amid COVID-19 — one pouch at a time.
Fifteen years after the city purchased a quarry in northwest Atlanta and hundreds of acres surrounding it, Westside Park opened to the public Friday, becoming the city’s largest park.
Gathering Place announced its new executive director on Sunday. Officials say Julio Badin will start his new position at the award-winning park on Aug. 23.