Miami Beach opens its new South Pointe Park – Miami Travel Examiner

Miami Travel Examiner reports

“The Miami Beach Parks & Recreation Department paid $22.4 million to redesign and rebuild South Pointe Park, which reopened on March 22, 2009, after two years of construction.”

Hargreaves Associates landscape architects were part of the team for the redesign.

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New Virginia Rules Target Cul-de-Sacs – washingtonpost.com

New Virginia Rules Target Cul-de-Sacs – washingtonpost.com

Virginia is taking aim at one of the most enduring symbols of suburbia: the cul-de-sac.

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Drought means fewer wildflowers – TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram

TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram

Dennis Markwardt, Texas Department of Transportation’s director of vegetation management, interviewed by Temple Daily Telegram states that this year is one of the worst years on record for wildflowers for many areas in Texas. Apparently the TXDOT stated back in 1932 cultivating wildflowers – “TxDOT buys and sows about 30,000 pounds of wildflower seed each year.”

SOURCE: Drought means fewer wildflowers – TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram

Ten Arquitectos NYC Tower Has Stepped Green-Roof! > Inhabitat

Inhabitat reports

“New York City’s urban grid is dense, so when new developments pop up, we root for intelligent and environmentally-positive design that balances out the concrete with a little bit of greenery. Architect Enrique Norten and his NYC-based firm, TEN ARQUITECTOS…..”

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How ethnic groups change Oakland neighborhoods – SFgate.com

SFgate.com reports

“When Robert Lemon, a UC Berkeley landscape architecture grad student, was a community planner in Columbus, Ohio, he noticed that despite the car-oriented landscape, residents of the city’s Latino community, for the most part, liked to get around on foot and bicycle….”

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