The Montgomery Planning Department is working on The Urban Parks and Public Spaces (UPPS) Design Guidelines to create inviting, easily accessible, attractive, comfortable, and safe public spaces. When complete, the Urban Parks and Public Spaces Design Guidelines will be a companion document to the Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan (EPS) Plan.…Read More
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Tysons Corner, one of our neighboring urban areas, is on a similar path to redevelopment from an auto-centric “concrete jungle” to a walkable, green community. For now, many people are looking for short term uses of spaces throughout the region that could incorporate elements of “complete streets” and give current residents and office workers spaces to relax.…Read More
Parks in cities are more than just pretty places to sit and relax. They have positive effects on community health. The design of a park “plays a crucial role in how much it is used and, therefore, what level of impact it can make” on community residents.
Jeff Caldwell from UrbDeZine Chicago decided to examine various designs and forms of urban parks, which all have positive effects on the community’s health.…Read More
Friends of White Flint is the only independent organization that represents the entire range of stakeholders impacted by the redevelopment of White Flint. When we create a position, we tap into the residents, businesses and landowners in and around our area in order to build consensus. Our advocacy often occurs in person and over the telephone but, last week, we had the opportunity to send letters on three topics at issue within county government. …Read More