Mayor Ray Nagin’s Armstrong Park statue plan draws criticism – NOLA.com
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s $3 million vision for Armstrong Park is taking shape.
It includes seven large, new sculptures, one of which will be created by renowned artist Elizabeth Catlett, who also did the bronze sculpture of Louis Armstrong now in the park.
Detroit-based[with an office in New Orleans] architectural firm Hamilton Anderson Co. has been hired to help design the project.
SOURCE: NOLA.com – Mayor Ray Nagin’s Armstrong Park statue plan draws criticism
Rocky Mount Telegram reports
The most idealistic of advocates envision cities and towns that burst with food, be it from skyscraper roofs, apartment balconies, back alleys or repurposed plastic tubs. In this world, people plan their meals around what’s in season, relegating supermarket trips to coffee, wheat and other staples they can’t get within the region.
read more about the people converting grassy yards into thriving urban food gardens at the SOURCE: Rocky Mount Telegram – Urban gardens are changing the landscape of food
TheStarOnline (malaysia) reports
MORE needs to be done to keep the Paya Indah Wetlands Sanctuary in Dengkil appealing and meet its objective of being a tourist attraction. The relaunches are not having the desired effect of drawing the crowd.
The park has opened and closed on three occasions since the Federal Government first launched it in October 2001. The RM160mil mega project meant for nature conservation has failed to attract visitors and is a forlorn sight.
SOURCE: [TheStarOnline] (Malaysia) – Wetlands remains a white elephant despite massive upgrade