New York City Department of City Planning commissioner Amanda M. Burden talks to Urban Land magazine about the value of urban open space, how it can be a catalyst for economic development, why she created the Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award as well as how cash strapped cities can create open space on a shoestring budget.
Despite more opposition than support, the City of Denver is moving forward with plans for a massive music festival at the historic Overland Park Golf Course.
The city is now working on a multi-year contract with the promoter Superfly, which has put on similar events in San Francisco and Tennessee, for a festival that would bring crowds between 30,000 to 60,000 people per day.
Since public meeting started earlier this year, city officials have said if the nearby neighborhoods didn’t support the festival then it wouldn’t happen.
Doors Open Denver 2017 is sponsoring tours of City Park on Saturday, April 29 (10:30 am) and Sunday, April 30 (1:00 pm). City Park enthusiasts, Patricia Paul, Barbara Wright and Georgia Garnsey will lead the tour, â€œCity Park, Crown Jewel of the Queen Cityâ€ for the third year. Tour participants will stroll though City Parkâ€™s green expanses and past its lovely gardens, fountains and statues for 60-90 minutes. Weâ€™ll explore City Parkâ€™s history and also its intrinsic beauty, sculpted by the vision of Denverâ€™s pioneer founders and leading designers. Historic photos will be passed around.Â Meet at theÂ Snowmastodon sculpture