Urban gardens are changing the landscape of food

August 5, 2009,AEST

Rocky Mount Telegram reports The most idealistic of advocates envision cities and towns that burst with food, be it from skyscraper roofs, apartment balconies, back alleys or repurposed plastic tubs. In this world, people plan their meals around what’s in | Read More

In the News – 4 August

August 4, 2009,AEST

CALL FOR PAPERS: 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference – Charleston, SC October 17-21, 2010 [International Making Cities Livable] VIA [Building Design and Construction] Don’t mess with the Master Plan [myneworleans.com] Bernard Tschumi responds to Archinect Op-Ed: The Acropolis Museum; | Read More

Highline – is the honeymoon over?

August 4, 2009,AEST

Grumblings have started at the New York Post about the escalating maintenance costs ($500,000+ per acre) of the Highline. The newly opened stage 1 of the Highline project has become too successful with somewhere between 3-4 times as many visitors | Read More

In the News – 3 August

August 3, 2009,AEST

Turning roofs into gardens is a flourishing business [KansasCity.com] African economies hit by global slowdown [TimesoftheInternet] Drought taking a toll on I-10 trees [Houston Chronicle] Ornamental Grasses for Fall Landscapes [Epoch Times] Native shrubs worth planting [Chicago Tribune]

Tree protection measure requires flexibility

August 3, 2009,AEST

Just read Chris Grygiel of Seattlepi.com blog post about the new tree measure in Seattle that could grant developers exemption for retaining trees if the trees preclude or prohibit the development of the site. This new tree protection measure seems | Read More

In the News – Weekend 1-2 August

August 2, 2009,AEST

Bicyclists take to Chicago streets clear of traffic  [Chicago Tribune] (updated with correct link 8/5) A Fourth Urbanism, Part 6: Limitations on Urbanism [Huffington Post] Goettsch Partners Wins Design Competition for Soochow Securities Headquarters [contract magazine] Health center steel tops | Read More

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