Now Available! Urban Voids: grounds for change

Urban Voids: grounds for change book out now!

URBAN VOIDS: grounds for change explores the innovative community engagement process and international ideas competition that challenged residents and designers to imagine a sustainable reuse of the vacant land in Philadelphia.

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Art in the Open Website Live

City Parks Association is proud to announce Art in the Open 2012 website dedicated to Art in the Open, May 18-20, 2012.

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City Parks Association stimulates visionary thinking about open space

About CPA

Mission Statement

City Parks Association acts as a catalyst for change by advancing visionary thinking about natural resources in the urban community.

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The City Parks Association was chartered on May 24, 1888 for “the establishment and maintenance of public parks and open spaces throughout the City of Philadelphia.”

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Roundtable Discussion and Book Launch for URBAN VOIDS: grounds for change

How can competitions impact professional practice? How can the city’s ecology inform urban design? In October of 2010, CPA held a round-table conversation with Olympia Kazi, Executive Director of the Van Alen Institute, Chris Marcinkoski, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and a founding director of PORT architecture + urbanism, along with the grand prize winning team from URBAN VOIDS (and others) which celebrates the launching of the new publication: URBAN VOIDS: grounds for change .

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