Children’s play areas would be added and water fountains removed to make room for a “great lawn” in a proposed redesign of Burnett Park, the quasi-green space in downtown Fort Worth that for years has served more as the entrance to the Burnett Plaza office tower than a city park.
read the full article and download the proposed redesign at the SOURCE: Star-Telegram.com – Children’s play areas to be added in redesign of Fort Worth’s Burnett Park | Top Stories |
Chicago Tribune reports
In recent weeks, scores of walkers, joggers, bicyclists and others have discovered the riverwalk that just opened on the Chicago River’s south bank. Stretching from east of the Michigan Avenue Bridge to Wabash Avenue, with an extension to State Street due to wrap up in early July, the handsome, people-friendly public space marks the latest step in Mayor Richard Daley’s ambitious drive to make the riverfront a prime public space downtown and in the city’s outlying neighborhoods.
read the full article @ the SOURCE: City’s second waterfront: Riverwalk improved, but hurdles remain
A natural play area is being designed and constructed in at Merrylee Primary School in Scotland. It is going to be the only school in Britain with a natural play area within its grounds.
The Evening Times reports
It will have hills, long grass, a flower garden and eco-friendly features including badger set and fox’s den.
They worked with Felicity Steers, who is a parent and a landscape architect, and came up with the design of the Merrylee Urban Jungle.
For the FULL article & video go to the [SOURCE: Evening Times - Naturally Classy]
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT – Felicity Steers of erz studio
Eagle County has received 20 responses from land planning teams interested in creating redevelopment plans and growth policies for commercial strip along U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail, Colorado
Included in the list is EDAW/AECOM, bluegreen, Design Workshop and numerous other firms from Colorado and across USA for the full list go to the SOURCE: VailDaily.com – Firms ready to redesign Eagle-Vail
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Listen to DOUG MYRLAND of KPBS talk to Rick Holmes, Director of Environmental Resources for the Southern Nevada Water Authority talk about Nevada and its approach to water shortages and what San Diego can learn from their experiences.
SOURCE: KPBS.org – What Other Western Cities Know about Living in Arid Climates
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