The Arizona Republic reports “The $30 million park taking shape in downtown Phoenix will be like no other the city has built, officials say.
The yet-unnamed spot will use water, lights, shade and art to create an oasis for nearby Arizona State University students, office workers, residents and tourists, landscape architect Tom Byrne said.”
read more @ the [SOURCE: The Arizona RepublicNew park in downtown Phoenix taking shape].
MiamiHerald.com reports “Two key pieces of the ambitious Miami 21 zoning overhaul received the divided endorsement of the city’s planning board Wednesday, but questions over the controversial plan’s effects on neighborhoods meant members were still debating the plan late into the night.”
Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Miami 21 rezoning changes inch forward]
Martha Grove of the LA Times reports that “The city is eager to complete Legacy Park, where storm water would be treated. But environmental groups say officials aren’t taking adequate steps to prevent sewage from leaching into the ocean.”
read the full article @ the SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Surf, sewage form a combustible mix in Malibu
“As chair of UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Hitoshi Abe has launched educational initiatives including a Laboratory for Cross-Cultural Studies.”
[SOURCE: UCLA International Institute – An Architect for the Next Generation]