Urban expert offers advice on San Francisco

“There’s too little water, and too much of everything else,” Gehl said. “It has gone completely overboard in the quick-buck focus – how to skim a half-day tourist.”

“Gehl was in San Francisco last week as a guest of the Planning Department, which has engaged Gehl’s firm to recommend how the city’s streets and sidewalks can be made more enticing to bicyclists and pedestrians.”


read more @ the SOURCE: SFGate.com – Urban expert offers advice on San Francisco.

Is Farmland Preservation Worthwhile? – Planetizen

Preserving farmland has always been a major issue in the U.S. But as Bill Fulton discusses, the local economic results don’t quite justify the efforts.

“The longtime farmers say they’re losing money. Even the organic farmers, who are making money, fear that proximity to urban development — and the complaints that arise — will drive them out of business. The farmland is worth far, far more for development than for farming. So why save it? Is there an economic development purpose to farmland preservation?”

Read more @ the SOURCE: Is Farmland Preservation Worthwhile? – Planetizen.

Edaw appointed to advise on Whitehill Bordon eco town – Property Week

East Hampshire District Council appointed planning and landscape design consultancy EDAW is to work on a proposed Eco-town in Whitehill Bordon.

SOURCE: Propertyweek.com Edaw appointed to advise on Whitehill Bordon eco town – Property Week.

Megalopolis Karachi still goes

Karachi, with a population of more than 18 million, is termed the world’s second largest ‘city proper’ – after Mumbai, India. In terms of civic facilities especially urban public transport, however, Karachi is still like an under-developed town.

SOURCE: The News.com.pk – Megalopolis Karachi still goes.

The Associated Press: Once wilderness amid bustle, NYC rail becomes park

The first section of the $170 million High Line park set to open by the end of the year, the city’s residents are about to get their chance to see whether the project’s designers have succeeded in maintaining the sense of wilderness that so many found so evocative.

Designers: Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

SOURCE: The Associated Press: Once wilderness amid bustle, NYC rail becomes park.

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