Market Square Makeover Plans Unveiled – msnbc.com

msnbc.com reports

“PITTSBURGH – In an effort to attract more visitors and businesses to Pittsburgh’s Market Square, the city is planning a makeover for the gathering spot.”

SOURCE: msnbc.com – Market Square Makeover Plans Unveiled

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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Diridon Station to Be Focus of Harvard Design Group

From PR-USA.net

“The City of San Jose has entered into an agreement with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for an Urban Design Studio Project to begin identifying possibilities for the future of San Jose’s Diridon Station and its adjacent surroundings.

The project, “New Ways: San Jose/Silicon Valley,” will offer a creative vision that will support overall economic development goals, enhance grant funding opportunities for the station expansion, and complement other planning taking place in preparation for the start of California’s new high-speed rail service.”

SOURCE: PR-USA.net – Diridon Station to Be Focus of Harvard Design Group


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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]

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