Category: Public space

Walkable winter cities

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Coming in from my slow run on this morning’s packed snow, I am grateful again for my old, walkable neighbourhood that tempts me out of

The manual for tactical placemaking

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A new book covers an emerging trend: Citizens experience urban placemaking in real time, building support for more livable communities in the long run. A

Philly walks on water

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Some of the most dramatic juxtapositions with nature are possible in big cities, like The High Line in New York City and now the Schuylkill

Berlin and its urban ‘playborhoods’

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Walking around Berlin, my 10-year old pointed out the exceptional numbers of downtown kids, and really enjoyed hanging out in some of the neighborhood parks.

Four types of placemaking

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Placemaking is the process of creating quality places that people want to live, work, play, and learn in. read more