Vancouver Sun reports “A school of urban farming — a North American first — is finding fertile soil in Richmond.
Richmond’s parks, recreation, and cultural services committee has unanimously endorsed the concept of an urban farm school and directed staff to investigate city land for such a project, either at Terra Nova park at the west end of Westminster Highway, or the south end of Gilbert Road.”
[SOURCE: Vancouver Sun – Urban farming school takes root].
SustainLane has released its 2008 USA Sustainable City Rankings
This report benchmarks each city’s performance in 16 areas of urban sustainability, including an essential new measurement this year: Water Supply.
2. San Francisco
5. New York
Most Improved City – Atlanta
Find out where your city came and why @ the [SOURCE: SustainLane’s 2008 US City Rankings – SustainLane.com].
Vancouver Sun reports
“There will be no Christmas lights twinkling in the trees along downtown Granville Street this year.
As of Tuesday, only stumps remained of the section of urban forest that stretched from Smithe Street down to the Granville Street Bridge.
Trees along Granville Street have been cut down as city prepares for neighbourhood upgrade. In total, 120 mainly ornamental cherry trees were cut down last week as the City of Vancouver began preparation work on a $21-million neighbourhood upgrade.”
[SOURCE: Vancouver Sun Treeless Christmas comes to Granville].
The Greenville News reports
“Landscape architecture students from Clemson University presented city officials and residents with concepts Monday night of what downtown Fountain Inn could look like as the city continues to put its master plan into practice.”
[SOURCE: GreenvilleOnline.com – Clemson students show concepts for Fountain Inn downtown]
The Gazette reports
“Montreal was designed around the car in the 20th century. In the new millennium, Mayor Gérald Tremblay’s administration has contradicted its own green rhetoric by faithfully following the past century’s ways – so far, at least. But that could change.
The Tremblay administration last week urged Quebec’s transport ministry, which is in charge of the $1.5-billion rebuilding project, to rethink its approach.”
[SOURCE: The Gazette – Quebec transport planners hold on to their love of cars].
Emily Le Coz of the daily journal (djournal.com)reports that
“Northeast Mississippi’s biggest city grew the way most cities have in the past few decades: Residential developments sprouted on the outskirts of town……
The first part of Tupelo’s new comprehensive plan aims to reverse that trend by favoring “orderly, efficient land use patterns” as opposed to the scattered land grab that has dominated the past several decades of growth.”
read more @ the [SOURCE: djournal.com].