Group presents recommendations on improving Port Angeles – Peninsula Daily News

Peninsula Daily News reports

“Creating a presence of both Port Angeles and the downtown area would be one way to create a more inviting city, a group of architects told Port Angeles leaders and citizens on Wednesday night.

Carol Mayer-Reed, Portland, Ore.-based landscape architect as a member of the consultant team.

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Futurist: Toronto in 2010 – Torontoist

The Torontoist is running a special section this week to look at the future of Toronto
goto Futurist: Toronto in 2010 – Torontoist to find out more information

Slussen Project – Plans Prove Future of Stockhom Slussen Needn’t Be Cast in Concrete – NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com reports

“The five proposals in the competition, on view at stockholm.se/slussen, offer a snapshot of contemporary urban planning ideas. They include a breathtaking design by Jean Nouvel, a head-scratching proposal by Norman Foster and some intriguing work by younger talents who are still mostly unknown internationally.”

[SOURCE: NYTimes.com – Architecture Review – Slussen Project – Plans Prove Future of Stockhom Slussen Needn’t Be Cast in Concrete]

Empty big boxes not easy to fill | CharlotteObserver.com

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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How to build a better city: It’s child’s play – TheStar.com

TheStar.com reports

” “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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