24 Feb 2020

Is Your City Making You Fat? How Urban Planning Can Address The Obesity Epidemic

New disease outbreaks, like the novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China’s Hubei province, generate

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23 Aug 2019

Mobile Forests Could Help Cities Cope With Climate Change

Cities are becoming harder places to live in as climate change brings higher temperatures, water

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21 Aug 2018

The Case For Building $1,500 Parks

A groundbreaking new study shows that access to “greened” vacant lots reduced feelings of worthlessness

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11 Apr 2018

The Greening Of America’s Cities

Not so very long ago living in a city meant rarely seeing a blade of

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10 Aug 2017

Stunning Space Views Of National Parks You’ll Soon Enjoy

It might be hard to resist planning a trip to these parks once you see

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27 Dec 2016

What Can Urban Planners Do To Promote Mental Health?

This group advocates designing cities with emotional well-being in mind. The Tokyo-based psychiatrist Layla McCay

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05 Jul 2016

Promote Walking For Health? How About For Whimsical Fun?

In Covington, Kentucky, local businesses and design teams collaborated on quirky installations that take up

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17 Jun 2016

The Top 10 National Parks That Define USA’s Grandeur

Looking for an alternative to the beach for your next summer vacation? Try one of

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08 Jun 2016

When Public Spaces Becomes Owned By Private Hands

Recently, San Francisco’s parks department tested a policy which allowed groups to pay to reserve

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07 Jun 2016

Public Space Design In The US Through 174 Parks In 25 Cities

Evidence continues to accumulate that parks contribute to greater public health, but for whom? One

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11 May 2016

How To Actually Make Parks Actively Liveable

Parks are central to the concept of liveable cities. They are an important public resource

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14 Apr 2016

Top 10 National Parks In The USA For Urban Escapes

Most people, even dedicated urbanites, need a break now and then from concrete jungle, round-the-clock

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30 Mar 2016

Portland Park Perspectives By People And For People

The National Park Service’s Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program plans to dole out $15 million

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07 Mar 2016

Gil Penalosa : Citizens Can’t Be Spectators In Urban Planning

Gil Penalosa wants you to act now. So it’s a good thing that when he’s

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07 Dec 2015

The 10 Best City Gardens Of The World

“City Gardens have environmental benefits. It provides a sense of connectivity and connection to the

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22 Sep 2015

America’s Top 10 National Parks With Most Scenic Spots

America’s National Park Service runs more than 405 sites, including national seashores, recreation areas, historical

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07 Jul 2015

13 Reasons Why London Is Better

Sure, London’s got its problems (in fact, by a strange quirk of fate, it has

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05 Jun 2015

When Public Spaces Are Only Possible With Private Wealth

  It’s no picnic to run a public park these days. Look at Manhattan’s Pier

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27 May 2015

Plans For A Seine Reinvention In Paris

Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced an “almost philosophical project” to take the famed river’s quayside

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14 May 2015

Triumph Of The Public Space In Copenhagen

Copenhagen is often praised for its commitment to cycling and infrastructure. With 41% of all

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30 Apr 2015

Quirky Ideas For More Sustainable Cities

City living has many upsides, but a sustainable lifestyle is increasingly not among them. Pollution,

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26 Feb 2015

The Greening Of Hamburg’s Autobahns

Hamburg’s plan to hide its highway underground and cover it with green space will reconnect

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29 Jan 2015

When it Comes to Parks, It’s Not Just How Many, But Where

The median land area dedicated to park space in U.S. cities is 8.1 percent, according to

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