Green is Good
The Trust for Public Land has just realised a new report on green infrastructure in city parks.
Using case study examples from water-smart parks across the United States, it introduces the concept of integrated water management, as well as the challenges, opportunities, costs and benefits.
It's a Dog's Life...or is it?
Love them or hate them: there's no grey area when it comes to people's opinions about dog parks.
This article questions the role and importance of dog parks in our communities, and asks if man's best friend should be quarantined to these areas or enjoy a wider access to the public realm.
Lines of Life
Singapore is embarking on a massive Rails-to-Trails project, transforming 24 kilometres of disused railway into a public linear park spanning nearly the entire length of the country.
Different Strokes for Different Folks
Houston is embarking on a massive US$220 million park restoration, upgrade and build project.
Surveys of white, Latino and African American residents revealed previously unrecognised differences between how each of the groups used public parks, and what they wanted.
This detailed feedback has given designers and managers valuable input to ensure the new parks better serve the city's residents.