Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Today is the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service

Parks that charge entrance fees are free from today through Sunday, August 28th.

-- "The history of America's national parks," Boston Globe discusses seven books on various aspects of the history of US national parks.  A good reading list.

-- "Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities' support," Associated Press
-- "Are we loving our National Parks to death?," New York Times
-- "Utah Spending Million Promoting Mighty 5 National Parks," press release, 2014 and "The mighty wait at The Mighty Five (Utah's national parks)," Salt Lake Deseret News, 2016
-- "The history of the National Mall, from the White House to the National Museum of African American History and Culture," Washington Post
-- Urban Agenda report, National Park Service
-- Dog Management Planning, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
-- "At 100, National Park Service seeks younger, more diverse crowd," Minneapolis Sta-Tribune
-- "National Park Service turns 100, but facilities not being kept up," Columbus Dispatch
-- "D.C. Is Full Of Tiny, Obscure Parks. Can The NPS Keep Up With Them?," WAMU/NPR



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