FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Why Some Parklets Work Better Than Others
The concept of the Parklet—the conversion of a couple of curbside parking spots or other underused public space into a tiny park, complete with greenery and seating- has been around for 10 years now. A detailed new report out of Philadelphia takes a closer look at why some parklets work better than others. Read more about this here from the CityLab (formerly The Atlantic Cities Website).
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘Design for Reuse Primer’
Published by Public Architecture
Established in 2002, Public Architecture identifies and solves practical problems of human interaction in the built environment and acts as a catalyst for public discourse through education, advocacy, and the design of public spaces and amenities.
In order to produce this publication, Public Architecture led a two-year research project, funded by the US Green Building Council, which sought to identify, analyze, and alleviate barriers to material reuse. The 15 projects profiled in this publication show that material reuse represents one of the most creative, exciting and effective approaches to building green.
Get your free copy here.
VIDEO/ PODCAST OF THE WEEK
from Knight Foundation
Hear Gil Penalosa talking about why it’s important to design cities for pedestrians as top priority. It’s the only right way to do it.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit KnightFoundation.org.