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.
In a densely populated, park-starved part of central Queens, a coalition of local residents and the Trust for Public Land are working to create new open space from a partially elevated rail line from the 1800s.