Five finalists have been announced for this year’s award, which recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces.Read More
Columbus Commons and Scioto Mile – Columbus, Ohio
Sante Fe, New Mexico
Washington Park, Cincinnati Ohio
Cities need look no further than Chicago’s “Bean,” Anish Kapoor’s iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park, to realize how investment in the arts can pay off.
Two parks have been selected as winning projects in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award competition: The Parks and Waterfront at Southeast False Creek, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Yards Park, located in Washington, D.C.
What for a decade had been referred to either as the “Bloomingdale Trail” or simply “the Bloomingdale” will be referred to going forward as “the 606,” it was announced in June by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national nonprofit organization that conserves land for public open space. The number denotes the zip-code prefix shared by all Chicagoans and alludes to the trail’s origin as a rail line.
The designer of West Philadelphia’s Cira Centre, architect Cesar Pelli talked about the role of place making in two of his current projects at a recent ULI conference in Philadelphia.
Retail, housing, and activity are among the keys to successful infill development. And don’t forget about parking.
Major changes resulted both directly and indirectly from the University of Pennsylvania’s 2004 purchase of a U.S. Postal Service property adjacent to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, according to speakers at ULI’s “Place Making 2013: New Drivers, New Partners” conference in June.