Public space

Creative, multipurpose spaces are the answer to dying third places, according to two experts on CNU's On the Park Bench.
Amherst, New York, is building a Central Park to create a regional public space that is centrally located to town residents.
Built around a 150-year-old railroad depot, Greer suffered from motor-vehicle-age changes; a streetscape project has made downtown a destination.
A brief film biography of Fred Kent offers insight into placemaking, and why it is essential.
A sold-out concert by soul music legend Gladys Knight opened a new 2-acre park in Douglasville, Georgia, recently—that’s a good sign for the multipurpose public space in the county seat 30 miles west of Atlanta.
Railyard Park in Rogers is the central public space the city has always lacked—providing a place for diverse activities and people, connected to a regional trail network.
Walkable, mixed-use planning is the key to getting young people outside again and enabling their independence.
The playful genesis of a new walkable urbanism geometry that seeks and explores walking trails in town and at the urban-natural boundary.
What can the humble food truck teach us about Urbanism?
Submit ideas by July 31 for cash grants for innovative, catalytic urban projects on any scale.
Even a city that is getting better makes mistakes, such as a massive concrete wall around a development in a city where population and urbanism are growing.
Generous public space amenities, including a square and wide sidewalks with trees, are key to transit-oriented suburban retrofit on Route 1 in South Florida.