Tag Archive: adaptive reuse

Philly’s New Pop-Up Pool: Tactical Urbanism or Just Plain Common Sense?

How about both? The City of Philadelphia has more outdoor public pools per capita than any other major city in the U.S. but unfortunately some people (myself included) pictured Philly’s public pools as… Continue reading

On Location: San Antonio’s Pearl Brewery District

On a recent trip to San Antonio, we explored the new Pearl Brewery District. Although no actual beer is produced in this location anymore, as a planner, I found so many reasons to… Continue reading

On Location: Houston’s Alabama Theater

The Alabama Theater opened in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston in November of 1939. It was designed in the Art Deco – Streamline Moderne style and could seat more than 700 people. The… Continue reading

On Location: Alexandria’s Own Park in the Sky

On a trip to Washington, D.C. this summer I stayed across the river in Alexandria. When driving into Alexandria my eye was drawn to vegetation draping over what appeared to be a normal… Continue reading

More Obsessed: The High Line

I was really disappointed by the New York Times article insulting The High Line as “Disney World on the Hudson.” Many of my urban planning friends were quick to assume this one bad… Continue reading

Der Rheinauhafen – A Model of Waterfront Redevelopment

On a recent visit to Cologne (Köln), Germany, I discovered an inspiring urban redevelopment project, Rheinauhafen (Rheinau Harbor). The site covers 38 acres and 1.2 miles of riverfront along the Rhein between the… Continue reading

Obsessed: The High Line Park

I first visited the High Line Park in New York City around this time last year right when they were opening “Section 2” from W 20th St to W 30th St and now… Continue reading