David Brooks is a Op-Ed Columnist for NYTimes.com where he wrote about where Americans would like to live in the USA:
“You may not know it to look at them, but urban planners are human and have dreams. One dream many share is that Americans will give up their love affair with suburban sprawl and will rediscover denser, more environmentally friendly, less auto-dependent ways of living.”
To read the remainder of this great piece go to the [SOURCE: NYTimes.com – Op-Ed Columnist – I Dream of Denver]
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Rowan Moore of the Evening Standard writes
“The legacy masterplan is the work of three practices, EDAW, Allies and Morrison, and the Dutch KCAP. All have a reputation for competence and professionalism………”
[SOURCE: Evening Standard – Let’s have an Olympic legacy like this]
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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]
The Times of India reports
“With rapid urbanisation going hand in hand with crumbling infrastructure in towns and cities, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee raised the
allocation for the government’s flagship programme — Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission — to Rs 11,842 crore from Rs 10,447.98 crore in 2008-09.
The government has already sanctioned 386 projects worth Rs 39,000 crore under the seven-year mission which started in 2005, aiming to pursue reform, good governance and planned development in urban areas……”
SOURCE: Urban renewal gets more funds-India-The Times of India