The Ann Arbor News – MLive.com reports
“The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission’s decision to ask German artist and landscape architect Herbert Dreiseitl submit a proposal for an installation at Ann Arbor’s city hall has generated a quite a bit of discussion.”
[SOURCE: Ann Arbor’s public art program gets attention – Judy McGovern – The Ann Arbor News – MLive.com]
Democrat and Chronicle reports
“A new trail for bicyclists and pedestrians that runs along the Lake Ontario State Parkway is expected to open by November.
State Department of Transportation crews started last week clearing away scrub vegetation to prepare for the $1.9 million project, said DOT spokeswoman Lori Maher……… Jon Harman, DOT landscape architect, said the new paved 12-foot-wide
trail will run through the existing DOT right-of-way, “weaving in and
out of the existing vegetation.”.”
[SOURCE: Democrat and ChronicleWork begins on Parkway trail in Greece]
Viet Nam News reports
HA NOI — Only about 30 to 45 per cent of Viet Nam’s urban zones are the result of detailed planning, a construction ministry survey shows.
And rapid expansion and complex planning procedures are likely to ensure that the rate will not quickly improve.
The survey shows that in major cities such as Ha Noi, Hai Phong and Da Nang from 70 to 100 per cent of the inner-city has been thoroughly planned.
Detailed planning ranges from 25 to 40 per cent in outer-city small-to-medium urban precincts.
SOURCE: Viet Nam News – Planning fails to keep pace with urbanisation
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