Public space

A New England-style green creates the site for mixed-use and affordable housing at the center of a historic city.
The 12-foot-wide Blue Line Rail Trail was originally designed to provide emergency access to light rail stations along Charlotte’s Blue Line. “However, since the Blue Line began operating in late 2007, the Rail Trail has been added onto,...
The Evolution of the Civic Realm in Seaside has been part of the ongoing transformation of a classic new urban town to meet current needs. Thadani Architects + Urbanists won a 2022 Charter Award in the Neighborhood, District, and Corridor category.
A ton of people and a well-designed public realm combine in the alchemy of a happy place in LA.
A makeover for a central LA park will create a neighborhood and citywide asset, even as the site prepares to host the biggest international event.
Design is a tool to strengthen community connections, extend the value of the waterfront inland, and to improve sustainability and resilience.
A few simple policy steps rooted in design and public access have dramatically improved a stretch of the Adriatic coast. Similar ideas could be implemented in US towns.
Here are ten of the best public spaces at the heart of cities in America, plus honorable mentions.
Seventy-four public spaces have been created out of underutilized parts of the city street network in the last decade.
Placemaking is not a design endeavor. Or a business proposition. Or a public health pursuit. Or an equity concern. Or an avenue for culture and the arts. It’s all of these things.
Placemaking is the process of creating quality places that people want to live, work, play, and learn in.