Professor Robert Gottlieb Interview by Streetsblog

Streetblog posted an interview with “Robert Gottlieb is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban Environmental Studies and Director of the Urban Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. The Institute seeks to marry education with action and thus Gottlieb and his students have become a major force for transportation reform in Los Angeles”.

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Daniel Parker: Why bother ‘planning’ if we defy smart growth? – tallahassee.com – Tallahassee Democrat

The Dec. 14 Associated Press analysis “Planning hasn’t prevented growing pains” needs to be put into local perspective to fully understand the difference between a legal view to planning and a sustainable one.

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Marketing Market Square: New plans for park account for humans, and dogs | Editorial | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle reports

“Houston can’t quite get the hang of downtown parks, though other cities have featured this bit of urban design for millennia. There’s a valiant new effort, though, to lift Market Square Park up to its potential. If it works, credit should go to the planners for asking what humans really want in an oasis.”

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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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