Daily Sound reports
“……City of Santa Barbara officials say the recently completed quarter-acre Bohnett Park extension at the corner of San Andres and Victoria streets is akin to a miracle.
Billy Goodnick, a city landscape architect, said the land purchases, combined with coordinating the park project with restoration efforts on Mission Creek, were “career makers.””
read the full article @ the SOURCE: Daily Sound
Karie Jacobs write a piece for Metroplis Magazine
“Recent trips to Dubai and Shanghai have our columnist pondering how Jane Jacobs might react to these unbridled cities.”
Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Metroplis Magazine – Boomtown Blues].
A public hearing on Miami 21, a major rezoning plan, drew scores of complaints, indicating tough issues ahead for the city leaders.
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Miami 21 urban redevelopment plan gets airing
Faysal Kabir Shuvo from the Daily Star writes
“Weeks ago I went through the article ‘Blazing Dhaka: An urban heat island’ written by one of my departmental fellows in The Daily Star. It should undoubtedly be a great concern for the urban experts. The UHI is the worse outcome of urban metabolism process (exchange and transformation of material and energy flow) and is very much explicit in most of the densely built urban environments.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: The Daily Star]
“Looking to transform downtown Dallas into a community where people can both work and live, the City of Dallas now has decided to build what will be the first sustainable inner-city square block in the United States.
The new city square block will stretch across the street from City Hall transforming an underused parking lot to a sustainable city block as well as a public green space.
The international design competition is hosted by San Francisco based Urban Re:Vision and will start in January 2009. The winning design will be announced on May 27, 2009”
Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Dallas Environmental Policy Examiner: Dallas to build first sustainable square block in the United States].