Tag Archive: parks

Are We Designing Parks for People?

We should be! The latest plan for Philadelphia’s unique Benjamin  Franklin Parkway takes a new approach to thinking about how [different!] people use our public spaces. Read the full plan here.

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

ReSpace: Designing with Salvaged Materials

You may have heard of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores that sell salvaged building materials and fixtures. Some stores even offer deconstruction programs with the ability to disassemble entire houses and save as much… Continue reading

A Parklet Within A Park

Everyone has heard of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia’s 9,200 acre park (the nation’s largest landscaped urban park) but Philadelphia is also home to 63 smaller neighborhood parks. Clark Park is a 9.1 acre park… Continue reading