Project for Public Spaces / May 31, 2019

A playbook for inclusive placemaking: Community process

In the process of placemaking, questions like who the community is and how to ensure that community voices not only get heard once, but continue to be felt in a public space as it evolves, are common. Read more about Project for Public Spaces recommendations on how to ensure inclusion in public space projects.

Next City / May 23, 2019

How Chicago's South side is creating the "un" High Line

The Englewood Line Trail is bringing new life to a two mile section of the railway line. The project seeks to revitalize this open space with a clear objective to keep community residents involved in planning and in the neighborhood.

CityLab / March 19, 2019

The inequality of America's parks and green space

The United States displays deepening fissures across and within cities by income, education, and race. A new study published by the University of British Columbia analyzed 10 metro areas in the US—including Houston, Chicago, and New York—and found that access to green space is significantly linked to higher education and income levels.

6sqft / March 13, 2019

New York City comptroller proposes turning the BQE into a truck-only roadway with a park on top

Comptroller Scott Stringer has outlined his own proposal to save the crumbling Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Stringer proposes converting the BQE into a truck-only highway with a linear park on top that would stretch for almost two miles. The project’s scope is unprecedented in the US—nearly all capital projects seen in the country cover car-only freeways, unlike the BQE, which carries approximately 14,000 trucks per day.