Floodway to feature recreation, forests, hills – Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Free Press reports

“It may be only 700 metres wide but the redevelopment of the Red River Floodway will be bigger than 16 Assiniboine Parks by the time it’s finished in a decade or two.

Jeff Frank, the landscape architect of the proposed development, said 250 metres on either side of the 48-kilometre portion of the channel between St. Norbert and Lockport will be revitalized, with a combination of nature and recreation-friendly amenities. It will cover about 6,500 acres, dwarfing the 400 acres belonging to Assiniboine park, he said.”

[SOURCE: Winnipeg Free Press - Floodway to feature recreation, forests, hills]

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Local leaders work to achieve Chicago’s green urban planning legacy

Medill Reports

“A century after Daniel Burnham created “The Plan of Chicago” – considered the first comprehensive U.S. city planning document – local experts presenting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in Chicago still marvel at his foresight and the relevance of his message.”

[SOURCE: Medill Reports - Local leaders work to achieve Chicago's green urban planning legacy]

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I Dream of Denver – NYTimes.com – Op-ed piece by David Brooks

David Brooks is a Op-Ed Columnist for NYTimes.com where he wrote about where Americans would like to live in the USA:

“You may not know it to look at them, but urban planners are human and have dreams. One dream many share is that Americans will give up their love affair with suburban sprawl and will rediscover denser, more environmentally friendly, less auto-dependent ways of living.”

To read the remainder of this great piece go to the [SOURCE: NYTimes.com - Op-Ed Columnist - I Dream of Denver] 

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How Seattle can help green roofs to really grow – Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reports

“Green roofs have developed great momentum in Seattle’s building industry in recent years, thanks to a growing body of built examples and performance data.

The city now finds itself with a unique opportunity to spark widespread acceptance of green roofs through a collection of policies, programs and incentives.”

[SOURCE: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce]

Chicago’s Olympic plan puts scenic South Side Park in peril — chicagotribune.com

chicagotribune.com reports

“Besides its disappointing (but still salvageable) plan for an Olympic Village, Chicago’s 2016 bid book raises another major design issue: Will the Games mar or upgrade Washington Park, the South Side park planned in 1871 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same pair that produced New York City’s masterful Central Park?

That question has gained a new intensity because the city’s Olympic organizers don’t just want to put the temporary, 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium in Washington Park, as they first announced in 2006. Now they are proposing to put the Olympic aquatics center there as well.”

SOURCE: chicagotribune.com – Chicago’s Olympic plan puts scenic South Side Park in peril

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