The City of Ottawa is going online with all major development applications in an effort to increase transparency and build public confidence in the planning-approval process.
As of Tuesday morning, citizens can go on the city’s website and see all of the current development applications and supporting studies for everything from zoning changes that allow taller buildings to site plan applications that show exactly how a building project will be laid out.
Read more @ the Source: Ottawa Citizen – Canada.com – City puts development applications online
Getting closer, but still not there.
That’s the message the Palm Springs Architectural Advisory Committee delivered Monday as it again sent a landscaping plan for the Palm Springs International Airport back to the drawing board, asking planners to come back using more desert-friendly plants.
Source: MyDesert.com – The Desert Sun – Palm Springs International Airport landscape plan doesn’t fly – Keith Matheny
Does your garden reflect your fantasies? Do your plants make visitors think of Dr. Seuss or Harry Potter?
Does your garden path take you back to Shakespearean times, or to the plants of the Bible?
If not, this may be the year to create a theme garden.
Landscaping can be creative and fun.
The concept of theme gardens has grown as people have become more interested in creating garden rooms to extend their living space and break up the landscape into different types of gardens.
Read more @ the SOURCE: To theme, or not to theme? – Daily Herald
For Oklahoma State University landscape architecture graduate Jessica Waugh, the job search was more of a job sort.
Before Waugh even walked across the commencement stage May 3, she’d had four employment offers, including two from out-of-state companies. She picked a Tulsa firm and will start work next week.
Read more @ the SOURCE: NewsOK.com – State’s job market remains optimistic for many graduates
Roxbury residents got a peek yesterday at several blueprints for a revitalized Dudley Square, from bold visions like erecting a gleaming new office tower to practical plans for easing congestion in its bus hub.
In the end, the designs with a more practical vision of what was possible for the 1.8-acre city-owned plot of land gained the favor of area residents who judged an architectural competition.
“This is just the beginning of thinking about how Dudley Square can improve,” said Kairos Shen, director of planning for the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
Read more @ the SOURCE: The Boston Globe – Vision for Dudley Square seen anew by architects .
FIFTY YEARS ago this spring the roar of heavy machinery echoed down the narrow streets of Boston’s old West End as bulldozers and cranes with wrecking balls began executing a desperate plan to revitalize the city by razing one of its oldest neighborhoods.
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Thousands of poor and elderly residents were evicted, many from the only home they had ever known. Veiled promises of relocation to comparable housing never materialized, and the West Enders were scattered throughout the metropolitan area. For many, their standard of living was severely reduced and they never recovered.
Destroying a neighborhood to save a city – The Boston Globe.