Streetblog posted an interview with “Robert Gottlieb is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban Environmental Studies and Director of the Urban Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. The Institute seeks to marry education with action and thus Gottlieb and his students have become a major force for transportation reform in Los Angeles”.
read the full interview @ the [SOURCE: Streetsblog » Streetsblog Interview: Professor Robert Gottlieb]
The Dec. 14 Associated Press analysis “Planning hasn’t prevented growing pains” needs to be put into local perspective to fully understand the difference between a legal view to planning and a sustainable one.
read the full blog piece @ the SOURCE: tallahassee.com – Tallahassee Democrat – Daniel Parker: Why bother ‘planning’ if we defy smart growth?
LA Times takes a look at the Best and Worst Architecture
“China stood astride the architecture world this year. Its Olympic class of landmarks offered a dizzying range of styles — some sleek, some daring and some thoroughly conventional — and at least three individual buildings”
Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Best (and worst) of 2008: Architecture]
Morpeth Herald reports
“A £25m blueprint to regenerate four coastal villages in Castle Morpeth has finally been unveiled.
The CELL Masterplan contains a number of projects to help the communities of Cresswell, Ellington, Lynemouth and Linton thrive following years of suffering the economic and environmental impacts of the coal mining industry closures.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Morpeth Herald – Plan to regenerate coastal villages]
A plan for rebuilding the county seat of Beichuan, devastated in the 8.0-magnitude May 12 earthquake, went through an expertise appraisal by China’s construction authority on Saturday.
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Xinhua – Plan for rebuilding China’s quake-hit county seat goes through expertise appraisal]
Daily Sound reports
“……City of Santa Barbara officials say the recently completed quarter-acre Bohnett Park extension at the corner of San Andres and Victoria streets is akin to a miracle.
Billy Goodnick, a city landscape architect, said the land purchases, combined with coordinating the park project with restoration efforts on Mission Creek, were “career makers.””
read the full article @ the SOURCE: Daily Sound