The new urban India

March 27, 2010,AEST

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article – Re-Imagining a New Urban India (subscription) written by Jaydeep Mody and Divya Dwivedi. The article looks at how urbanisation and economic growth go hand in hand and require macro and integrate | Read More

Extreme Urban Makeover: Detroit

March 18, 2010,AEST

DAVID WHITFORD at TIME magazine reports on the appointment of star urban planner named Toni Griffin who is soon set to start her new assignment of Detroit’s downsizing and urban makeover. However, I don’t think this will be a one | Read More

Underpass Park unveiled

March 13, 2010,AEST

A derelict area beneath a series of overpasses in the West Don Lands is going to be transformed into the most extensive park to ever be built under an overpass in Canada, and the first in Toronto. Located within the | Read More

White House launches Urban Affairs website

March 3, 2010,AEST

The White House launched the Office of Urban Affairs website including a blog and Innovations and Ideas page where US citizens can submit ideas and best practices. This is a follow up to the Urban Tour which included 9 city | Read More

NY State to close parks and raise fees

March 2, 2010,AEST

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is closing 41 parks and 14 historic sites across the state and reducing services 23 parks and 1 historic site. According to the Press Release The Office of Parks, | Read More

Olympics reinvigorates Vancouver’s Granville Street

February 25, 2010,AEST

During the Winter Olympics in Vancouver a newly updated Granville Street by PWL Partnership Landscape Architects has become a lively impromptu event space for buskers, street hockey, olympic pin sellers and more. The street has been closed to traffic for | Read More

SvR + Hewitt designing Seattle’s streets

February 24, 2010,AEST

In October 2009, Seattle Parks selected SvR Design + Hewitt as the primary design consultant for four Belltown blocks, from First to Fifth Avenues will be turned into Seattle’s first park boulevard with swales and natural landscaping. Last month SvR | Read More

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