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Some news from around…

  • San Francisco’s newest Pavement to Parks project, which will provide more room on Powell Street for pedestrians, is sponsored by…a car company (Streetsblog San Francisco)
  • The upside of Wisconsin’s abandonment of high-speed rail: more room for parks in Madison (The Cap Times)
  • What to expect from the second phase of New York’s High Line, which will double the length of the park (The New York Times)
  • Pittsburgh’s Schenley Plaza will soon be enveloped in a “learning cloud” that can educate visitors about park features through their mobile devices (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
  • “Interesting, but functionally irrelevant”: how an underused bus shelter explains the predicament of a St. Paul park (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
  • How public-private partnerships are helping New York parks to recover from September’s tornadoes (The Brooklyn Ink)
  • Brownfields, greyfields, and now redfields: failed commercial properties may be the next frontier in urban park development (Miller-McCune)
  • An announcement fit for the New Year: four San Diego parks are set to be redesigned to accommodate future public celebrations (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

One Response

  1. I am super excited for phase 2 of the High Line even though I haven’t seen phase 1 in person yet. I’ve got to get to NYC soon to get caught up with all of the new sustainable urbanism they have been doing as of late. Great stuff.

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