The Torontoist is running a special section this week to look at the future of Toronto
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Jen Aronoff of CharlotteObserver.com reports
Recent bankruptcies in the USA has opened 900,000 sq. ft. of retail space.
“The International Council of Shopping Centers says an estimated 148,000 stores closed across the country in 2008, the most since 2001, with 73,000 more projected to shut by July”
[SOURCE: CharlotteObserver.com – Empty big boxes not easy to fill]
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” “A Call to Action,” released recently by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), argues that to design a city that works for the young is to design a city that works for everyone.
This may not be an original idea – it goes back most recently to Enrique Peñalosa, the celebrated former mayor of Bogotá – but it is a beautiful one, powerful and radical, even revolutionary.”
[SOURCE: TheStar.com | Insight | How to build a better city: It’s child’s play]
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“It has been 30 years since Tulsa updated its master plan for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. But that will soon change. After decades without clear direction, the department is working to put together a road map for the next five to ten years.”
KJRH.com – Tulsa updates master plan for Parks and Recreation
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