Downtown Seattle Association

Seattle Parks and the Downtown Seattle Association: A Smart Marriage This year the City Parks Alliance is one of the hosts to the International Downtown Association’s World Congress in New York. The theme, “People/Places/Partnerships,” will focus on how leaders across the globe are transforming buildings, places and streets through design, redevelopment, place management and distinctive …

A P3 Throwdown

Last week I had the pleasure of being in Boston for an afternoon discussion among park advocates talking about public private partnerships (P3s). The meeting took place during a two day visit of the City Parks Alliance board, of which I am a member, and on a couple of spring days with the parks so …

Millennium Park

A Park for the Ages According to Wikipedia, Anish Kapoor’s contract to create the popular sculpture, Cloud Gate – more commonly known as the “Bean” – for Millennium Park, stated that the constructed piece should be expected to survive for 1,000 years (we will never know). Even the name for the park reflects a longevity that …