Mitchell Silver

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Mayor de Blasio announces ban on cars in Central Park

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Central Park would be going car-free, excluding the park transverses, beginning in the end of June.

Bill de Blasio

The world's first public outdoor squash court opens on the Lower East Side

Squash is often considered the sport of prep schools and Ivy League colleges, but four squash enthusiasts are changing that, one court at a time. The …

Squash

Next phase of mayor’s park plan features big ideas for Chicago River

The ‘Building on Burnham’ plan will focus on citywide park improvements and accessibility<p>Turning the Chicago River into the city’s next widespread recreational park will be the next focus of Building On Burnham, announced Mayor Emanuel at a press conference on Monday.<p>The mayor discussed the …

Chicago River

Paseo Bandera: Newly Pedestrianized Street in Chile is One Big Work of Art

[ By SA Rogers in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]One of Santiago, Chile’s most congested streets became a colorful pedestrian promenade full of urban …

Streetwear

A Plan for New York City’s Forests. Yes, Forests.

Sarah Charlop-Powers was comparing New York City’s forests to its subways.<p>The city has more than 840 miles of tracks for one. It has 10,542 acres of the other, about half as much as the Congaree Swamp in South Carolina, a small national park with an old-growth forest and, according to the website I …

Ecology

Cities Should Think About Trees As Public Health Infrastructure

Planting trees is an incredibly cheap and simple way to improve the well-being of people in a city. A novel idea: Public health institutions should be financing urban greenery to support well-being and air quality.<p>Think of a tree-lined street in the midst of a busy city. It feels like something of …

Northern California

New York design team to reimagine Detroit riverfront park in $50M project

A New York-based landscape architect will redesign the 22-acre West Riverfront Park in a $50-million project, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy …

Urbanism

This Simple (but Powerful) Exercise Can Make You a Better Thinker

I think better while in motion, and I'm not the only one.<p><i>Which habit you've adopted has done the most to improve your life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Samantha Radocchia,</b> …

San Francisco

A chain of floating parks is coming to Copenhagen's revitalized harbor

The urban 'parkipelago' will include a sauna, cafe and mussel farm.<p>True story: Two summers ago, I was having dinner outside at a restaurant-<i>cum</i>-jazz …

Copenhagen

Akron wants parks to be catalysts for neighborhood development

AKRON, Ohio - In one of its first moves, Akron's newly created Office of Integrated Development announced the city will partner with Friends of the …

Urban Design

These are the best US cities for people who love to run

Urban Design

These U.S. Cities Have the Most Green Spaces

Nature is good for your brain, and these small cities have a great mix of concrete buildings and fresh green grass.<p>Being near nature is good for you. There are plenty of mental and physical health benefits. If you are traveling to a city, why not make sure it’s one that would make it easy to stroll …

Travel Photography

Incredible sea of nets lets you walk among tree branches

Fun!<p>Climbing trees is a whole lot easier when you have an ocean of nets beneath you. Chinese design studio Unarchtecte created a climber’s dreamland inside a Guangdong forest by patching together swaths of nets and suspending them from healthy trees and poles. The white nets stretch from tree to …

Architecture

More Cities Are Banishing Highways Underground — And Building Parks on Top

Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park houses community events, such as this Jeff Gordon day in 2015. First-time visitors might not realize at first that the park …

Urban Design

Lyons Park ribbon-cutting welcomes much-needed upgrades

<b>Lyons Park receives much needed upgrades</b><p>Lyons Park ribbon-cutting welcomes much-needed upgrades<p>Bronx Times<p>Share on TwitterTweet<p>Share on …

Bill de Blasio

New East River flood barrier park aims for quick approvals

Ahead of a presentation before the full Community Board 3 (Lower East Side) tonight, March 27, planners from the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) …

Urban Design

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is getting a new splash park

It might seem like a distant memory—considering we've been treated to weekly nor'easters as of late—but the dog days of summer in NYC can be pretty …

Art Deco

City streets: why South Africa should design more people-friendly spaces

Streets have many purposes. They carry traffic. They’re conduits for electrical, telephone and water services to homes and businesses; below ground, …

Urbanism

NYC dog park town hall meetings to hear from owners on sharing public spaces

A coalition of advocates and organizations wants to facilitate conversation about increasing amenities.

Self-sufficiency

A Growing City: Detroit’s Rich Tradition of Urban Gardens Plays an Important Role in the City’s Resurgence

An outdoor farmers market at Detroit’s historic Eastern Market. (Courtesy of Eastern Market) Amid the concrete, steel, and asphalt of American …

Urban Design

City opening 5 parks in 1 day to celebrate first day of spring

The city invested $23.9 million in completely revamping the parks.

Staten Island

D.C. Bridge Park Gets a Head Start on Equitable Development

For passersby along Washington D.C.’s Anacostia River, it’d be easy to assume there hasn’t been much progress building the 11th Street Bridge Park, a …

New Plan for LA River Revitalizes and Connects Community

In recent years, many ambitious proposals have been brought forward to revitalize and improve the area around the Los Angeles River. The Lower Los …

Building a 'second nature' into our cities: wildness, art and biophilic design

Biophilic design is beginning to boom. Witness its recent incorporation into the Melbourne Metro project and Sydney’s award-winning One Central Park, …

New York's The Shed releases updated images and programme details

More details about the expandable cultural venue at Manhattan's Hudson Yards have been revealed, including construction photos, new interior …

Someone knit sweaters for trees in the West Village

A post shared by Mary Spadoni (@maspad) on Feb 3, 2018 at 6:55pm PST<p>Succumbing to the bleak weather that comes with winter in NYC, trees in the West …

Detroit’s Parks Turn Winter Months into Placemaking Opportunity

A combination of lighting, public art, and unique retail moved pedestrians up and down the streets, enticing visitors to make the walk from the …

Urbanism

The Future of Honolulu Depends on Its Parks

In the early hours of Oct. 9, 2017, Hawaii state sheriffs cleared the last remaining homeless families out of Honolulu’s Kaka’ako Waterfront Park. As …

Cities

Get psyched! 10 stunning public art installations are coming to NYC parks this summer

You and your little ones are going to have a lot of selfies to take this summer—just head to your neighborhood park and get ready to strike a …

Putting the pieces together to create safe public spaces for all

Green and public spaces must be safe, inclusive and accessible for all. In Australia, however, most young women do not feel safe in public spaces, …