Tan Yingzi of China Daily reports
While more and more Chinese cities are following Dalian’s example and building large city squares, urban planning experts warned Thursday that local governments must stop simply copying the Western style and look for more practical construction and local flavor.
read the full article at the SOURCE: China Daily – City squares miss urban life: expert
Technorati Tags: urban design, urban planning, china, city square,
Kathy Jessup / Kalamazoo Gazette reports
Developing a new, 10-year master plan for the city of Kalamazoo is more than a Monopoly game of putting houses on some properties, businesses on others, and throwing in an occasional green space……..
So what can economists tell planners that will help them vision a vibrant Kalamazoo 10 years down the road?…….
SOURCE: Kalamazoo Gazette – Economics a critical part of Kalamazoo master plan – Mlive.com
Dr. Gerry Moore, director of science for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden answered questions from New York Times readers about the Flora of New York in a three part series.
Part 1: About New York’s Flora
Part 2: About New York’s Flora
Part 3: About New York’s Flora
SOURCE: New York Times
Adrian Glick Kudler of Curbed LA has written a great post and synopsis of LAPL’s ALOUD The Contemporary City: Urbanism in Flux
Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne spoke with beloved local architect Michael Maltzan at the Central Library Tuesday night……
……And this was what Maltzan was getting at the whole discussion–that architecture can’t be about the “large, singular gesture” anymore……
read the full post at the SOURCE: Curbed LA: Architect Michael Maltzan On Where Cities Are Going