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Let's Return Our Cities To The People Who Live There

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Pascal Mittermaier

It's taken almost 60 years, but we are finally realizing the error we made when the United States built highways through the middle of its cities, displacing and isolating hundreds of thousands of residents, and we're beginning to do something about it.

The New Landscape Declaration: Visions For The Next 50 Years

Jared Green | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Jared Green

Over the next 50 years, landscape architects must coordinate their actions globally to fight climate change, help communities adapt to a changing world, bring artful and sustainable parks and open spaces to every community rich or poor, preserve cultural landscape heritage, and sustain all forms of life on Earth.

The 3 Beautiful National Parks in Wales

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Wales is known partially for its beautiful landscapes, and three amazing National Parks. The three Welsh National Parks have names that sound like the...

Walking Without Sidewalks

David Sandman | Posted 06.21.2016 | New York
David Sandman

New York is regularly named the nation's most walkable city, even if some neighborhoods are better for this than others.

5 Hikes in Griffith Park (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 05.27.2016 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

Griffith Park's 4,200+ acres take up the east end of the Santa Monica Mountains and offer something for everyone, whether that's tennis, golf, horseback riding, miniature trains, or museums.

City Talk With Catie Marron

Rana Florida | Posted 05.23.2016 | New York
Rana Florida

A former investment banker, the chairman of the board of directors of Friends of the High Line, a trustee of the New York Public Library, the editor of the acclaimed book City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts, and a contributing editor to Vogue, Catie Marron has just added a new book to her very crowded list of accomplishments.

A New Park Rises From an Old Garbage Dump: Parks as Critical Elements of Urban Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

Yesterday was a historic day for parks in New York City. While most tourists do not get to see much of Staten Island beyond the ferry terminal, a new urban park is taking shape in that borough on the site of the city's last garbage dump (I mean "landfill").

Why I Say #ThanksObama for Every Kid in a Park

Will Shafroth | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Will Shafroth

Every child deserves the opportunity to cultivate his or her own unique connections to these incredible places, experiencing for themselves all that our national parks and other federal lands and waters have to offer.

Book Review: 'Unplugged' is a guidebook for getting your kids outside

Joshua Berman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Joshua Berman

PHOTO: Jason Sperling; Members of the Running Wild Family Nature Club construct a shelter during one of their "unstructured" nature play meet-ups. Th...

Parks for Healthy Cities -- Time to Fill Our Prescription

Jad Daley | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Jad Daley

Taking the extra step to actually prescribe park visits and recreation as a health solution helps make this link between parks and health even more direct.

Stop Honoring Racists -- Say Goodbye to John Mullaly Park in the Bronx

Alan Singer | Posted 04.04.2016 | New York
Alan Singer

As boys growing up in the1950s and 1960s, my friends and I used to play softball and football in John Mullaly Park. It was the largest green space in the neighborhood, stretching from McClellan Street south to E. 164th Street, between River and Jerome Avenues.

10 New York Hotspots Featured on TV Land's Younger... and Where YOU Can Find Them!

Matt Smith2 | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Matt Smith2

Liza, Kelsey and Lauren enjoy "lunch with the girls" in Bryant Park Photo Credit: TVLand Hey, you! Yes, you! Are you watching Younger on TVLand? ...

The End of Agriculture at Point Reyes National Seashore: The Jarvis Playbook

Corey S. Goodman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Corey S. Goodman

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that the National Park Service, in collaboration with activist environmentalists, has reneged on the original deal made by Congress to maintain the historic agriculture on parklands as a condition for the government acquiring these lands.

And for Locations, the Oscar Goes to... America's Public Lands

Adrian Benepe | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Adrian Benepe

At a time when a handful of protestors in the West want to give federal lands back to the states, Oscar season is worth celebrating the hundreds of movies that could never have been made on anything but the federal land all of us own together.

The Presidential Candidates Should Make Public Health a Priority

Linda P. Fried | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Linda P. Fried

The presidential candidates should be talking about their commitments to public health. On March 6th, the Democrats will hold a debate in Flint, a perfect location for this discussion. But both parties should be making public health a top priority.

We Must Better Communicate the Health Benefits of Nature

Jared Green | Posted 02.03.2016 | Green
Jared Green

ASLA 2015 Professional General Design Honor Award. Mill River Park and Greenway by OLIN / OLIN, Sahar Coston-Hardy While landscape architects, arbori...

Behold, San Francisco's Open-Air Urinal

Associated Press | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weird News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's iconic Dolores Park is now home to the city's first open-air urinal, the latest move to combat the destructive ...

The Ultimate Guide to Mexico City: The Hot Destination for 2016

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The ultimate in Mexican entertainment, Lucha Libre puts WWE to shame. Matches take place at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City on Tuesday and Friday nights. The matches included a lot of hair-pulling, women in bikinis, screaming, and vows of vengeance. Basically, a bar brawl in Kentucky.

Biting the Big Apple: A Tour of Manhattan's Street Cuisine

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

If you want to know New York, get to know its street cuisine. I learned it early. Growing up in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, I would get a lunch of two hot dogs in steam-soft rolls from the guy who set up his stainless-steel pushcart on the corner of 17th Street every morning, rain or shine, Saturdays and holidays, summer-fall-winter-spring.

Essential Disney Hacks To Make The Magic Kingdom More Magical

Thrillist | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

Let's be honest, Disney World is pretty insane. Where else is it socially acceptable -- encouraged, even -- for a fully grown adult to wear animal ears and eat their weight in junk food shaped like a cartoon character? But, even with supreme excellence comes room for improvement.

A Walk in the Park -- for Everyone

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.16.2015 | San Francisco
Fran Moreland Johns

For most of America's urban poor, life is hardly a walk in the park. But the Trust for Public Land is out to change that. Every urban citizen, rich or...

Houston Restores Buffalo Bayou Park

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

The city of Houston, long known for jam-packed freeways and an ambitious skyline, is returning to its bayou roots -- thanks to a skillful landscape restoration by SWA.

Great Lakes, Amazing Connections: The Power of Urban Parks

Roger Germann | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

With six distinct ecosystems, a 5-acre lagoon and 150 different native plants, the newest green space in Chicago will become a haven for birds and insects to thrive, making their presence known to pedestrians taking advantage of the trail that circles the park.

Welcome to Regatta Park

Tom Falco | Posted 09.26.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

Another park was added to Coconut Grove's long line of parks that dot the waterfront. As of Saturday, Regatta Park is officially open.

3 Eco Adventures for This Fall

Culture-ist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Culture-ist

We all know that wistful feeling towards the end of summer, that twinge of nostalgia as we sense the sun-soaked days beginning to slip away from us like sand through a sieve. It may be tempting to yearn for the hot sun as the haze of summer fades, but we can also make this period of change more active--a time to search for our next adventure.