City of lost opportunity – Opinion – TheStar.com

Michael Warren of the Toronto Star writes an op-ed piece about Toronto – “Twenty years ago Toronto was on the cusp of becoming a world class city. Since then it has squandered that potential. Today it’s just another struggling North American city bracing for the onslaught of the worst recession in living memory.”

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New Westside park unveiled – Daily Sound

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.””

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16th Street Mall team named – Denver Business Journal

Denver Business Journal reports

“The Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, along with the Downtown Denver Partnership Inc., on Friday announced a team led by Matrix Design Group and EDAW as the finalist for the project.”

[SOURCE: Denver Business Journal16th Street Mall team named]

Pat Hurley Neighborhood Focus of Landscape Architecture Studio

UNM Today reports “Graduate students in UNM Landscape Architecture Studio 3 presented “SITE AND NON-SITE: Visioning the Pat Hurley Neighborhood: A Gallery Installation + Interpretation of a Landscape,” at a gallery at 711 3rd St. SW. The course is taught by Adjunct Professor and Landscape Architect John Barney.”

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Enhancing city life, one landscape project at a time

Christopher Hume of The Star.com gives great insight into the role of landscape architects and there future, he writes

“For the last 50 or 60 years, urban topography has been a largely accidental creation. Although planned in every detail, it adds up to less than the sum of its parts. As a result, we inhabit a terrain of unintended consequences. Little wonder, then, that landscape architecture could be to this century what architecture was to the last.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE: TheStar.com | Columns & Blogs | Enhancing city life, one landscape project at a time].

Miami 21 urban redevelopment plan gets airing – MiamiHerald.com

A public hearing on Miami 21, a major rezoning plan, drew scores of complaints, indicating tough issues ahead for the city leaders.

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Fiery Urban Critic Jane Usher Resigns – LA Weekly

LA Weekly reports

“Commission President Jane Usher, who, in a controversial letter slamming the policies of her political ally Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa once advised L.A. residents to sue City Hall over its move to increase housing density in neighborhoods citywide, publicly resigned with a similar missive, on December 11.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Fiery Urban Critic Jane Usher Resigns – News – LA Weeklypage 1 – LA Weekly].

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