Program Parks to Connect Urban Districts – A Nash Square Showcase

The end of my Raleigh notebooks is near. Here is an idea for Nash Square I kicked around this past spring.   PROBLEM Underutilized park in the middle of a dead zone in downtown Raleigh during First Fridays.   BACKGROUND  Downtown Raleigh is… Continue Reading

PARK(ing) Day in Philadelphia, Roots in San Diego

I love PARK(ing) Day because it showcases how quick, cheap, and mobile solutions can vastly improve our quality of life. By reducing vehicle speeds and reclaiming streets as people spaces, these temporary parklets build community and prove that a tiny respites… Continue Reading

The Case Against Major-League Sport Stadiums in Urban Areas

Before leaving Raleigh, a conversation emerged around bringing a major-league sports team to the capitol city. Several people–all men–thought a football or basketball stadium near the amphitheater would be THE BEST THING EVER. Let me tell you why it’s not: 1.… Continue Reading