Portland boasts an enviable system of parks and trails, treasured by residents and tourists alike. But as the city's population grows the community must evaluate open space priorities.
If you’ve seen New York City’s celebrated High Line, you might expect Chicago’s long-awaited 606 (and its elevated portion, the Bloomingdale Trail) to look similar. After all, they’re both elevated rail beds converted into green pathways.
The 606, which takes its name from Chicago's ZIP code prefix and whose centerpiece is a 2.7-mile recreational and cultural trail, is a bold and potentially brilliant reinvention of a dormant and derelict elevated freight line that blighted Northwest Side... Read more
For community stakeholders interested in transforming vacant lots, it may seem easier to clean up blighted areas than to change public opinion about the area of South Los Angeles widely known for its infamous riots. Yet, several community-based... Read more
Queens residents won’t just be able to walk the QueensWay if and when the proposed 3.5-mile elevated park is constructed. They’ll be able to eat it too.
For the third straight year, Minneapolis has been judged to have the best city parks in the country. But this year, it’s sharing that distinction with a familiar rival: St. Paul.
Many residents of Minneapolis will tell you that the vast park system is the crown jewel of the city. Well, the folks at The Trust for Public Land will back that up.
Ninety-seven percent of D.C. residents live within a half-mile of a park.
Ninety-six percent of people in St. Paul, Minn., live within a 10-minute walk of a park. This ease of access is one reason why St. Paul -- along with sister city Minneapolis -- took the top spot in the Trust for Public Land's most recent ranking of urban... Read more