Chicago’s Olympic plan puts scenic South Side Park in peril — chicagotribune.com

chicagotribune.com reports

“Besides its disappointing (but still salvageable) plan for an Olympic Village, Chicago’s 2016 bid book raises another major design issue: Will the Games mar or upgrade Washington Park, the South Side park planned in 1871 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same pair that produced New York City’s masterful Central Park?

That question has gained a new intensity because the city’s Olympic organizers don’t just want to put the temporary, 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium in Washington Park, as they first announced in 2006. Now they are proposing to put the Olympic aquatics center there as well.”

SOURCE: chicagotribune.com – Chicago’s Olympic plan puts scenic South Side Park in peril

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Interview with M Paul Friedberg – Nepal News

Nepalnews.com reports

“Landscape design helps people reconsider their inner selves and makes them feel mentally composed: M Paul Friedberg

M. Paul Friedberg, 78, is an internationally renowned landscape architect
based in New York. A fellow of the American Society of Landscape
Architects, Friedberg has also made his mark as a scholar, educator, and
writer. He has been on the faculty of Columbia University, the New School
for Social Research, as well as guest lecturer at numerous colleges
throughout the United States and Canada. He has also authored four books
on landscape design.”

SOURCE: Nepalnews.com

Portland Set to Consider Urban Chicken Ordinance – MPBN

Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports

The urban chicken movement is on the move again – and may be coming to Maine’s biggest city. Portland city councilors will hear from residents on Wednesday about the pros and cons of keeping chickens in the backyard. Two years ago, the South Portland city council voted to join the growing list of municipalities across the U.S. that have adopted chicken ordinances, which allow people to keep limited types of poultry, under certain conditions.

[SOURCE: MPBN – Portland Set to Consider Urban Chicken Ordinance]

Vondel Verses by Anouk Vogel and Johan Selbing

Dezeen reports

“Landscape architect Anouk Vogel and architect Johan Selbing have won a competition to design new lighting and furniture for the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

NEW PARK FURNITURE FOR A DUTCH NATIONAL HERITAGE
The last jewels are added to the crown after ten years of renovation of the Vondelpark.

A professional jury has unanimously chosen the design of Anouk Vogel
and Johan Selbing as the winning proposal in a competition for the new
park furniture of the Vondelpark in Amsterdam.”

SOURCE: Dezeen – Vondel Verses by Anouk Vogel and Johan Selbing

Rwanda: Kigali Master Plan Launched

allAfrica.com reports

“Kigali City Council (KCC) yesterday launched its Conceptual Master Plan which will serve as a roadmap for the expansion of the city in the next 50 years.

The Master Plan is based on research and analysis of a wide range of background conditions and technical aspects outlined in the existing conditions report.”

SOURCE: allAfrica.com: Rwanda: Kigali Master Plan Launched (Page 1 of 1)

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