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.
The automotive giant is giving its Michigan headquarters a Google-style makeover.
Trees cover an estimated 20.9 million acres of urban land in the continental United States. That's 3,659 square feet of urban forest per city dweller -- about the size of a not-so-modest four-bedroom house.
The findings reinforce that of a recent six-year study on 905 Massachusetts public elementary schools, which found that students
Approximately 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Different approaches are needed to support healthy outcomes in this ever-growing population. Nature, or what in recent years has been referred to as vitamin N, may be one of the answers.
"I think the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the High Line is a great example of the value of creative thinking in designing public spaces. So many cities in the world now want to create their own High Lines and are thinking about abandoned spaces in a new way."
Not all parks are created equal. What makes some parks so full of life and activity while others sit desolate, shunned by all but criminals and the truly desperate?
Yesterday was the last straw. It was a beautiful California morning, at least for my taste -- unseasonably cool, overcast
A new study by the University of Rochester found that after looking at nature scenes, people feel closer to their community
Last week I found myself in Brooklyn's Borough Hall sitting behind the courtroom podium, watching passionate young entrepreneurs
President Obama is committed to creating five million new green jobs via subsidizing energy alternatives and conservation