Asphalt receiving new attention

The Boston Globe (Boston.com) reports on Paula Meijerink, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design(GSD) who has been looking at innovative ideas for asphalt design and has started a website – onasphalt.com – that brings together students, designers and industry professionals.

For more information go to the SOURCE: Architect finds beauty in the asphalt jungle – The Boston Globe.

 


Urban infill projects are filling in the gaps in S.A.’s core

My San Antonio reports

“San Antonio has a vast selection of vintage houses in neighborhoods such as Monte Vista, Lavaca, Tobin Hill and Mahncke Park, presenting ample remodeling opportunities.

But some homes are in serious disrepair and some lots are vacant, making these center city areas prime for urban infill development, where new projects are built within existing neighborhoods.”

[SOURCE: My San Antonio – Urban infill projects are filling in the gaps in S.A’s core].

 

 


How New York can seize this golden infrastructure opportunity – New York Daily News

Sam Schwartz of New York Daily News reports

“This is a rare moment for New York City. We will have a President from a big city who gets it. He knows urban life is the most sustainable form of living, that good transportation is what keeps it healthy – and that big-ticket infrastructure investments can drive America’s economic revival.”

SOURCE: New York Daily News – How New York can seize this golden infrastructure opportunity.

Walkable town a hit with residents

New Berlin is a new development on the edge of Milwaukee is mixed use walkable town centre. Residents of the current 100 units (possible 355 can be built) were drawn to the area as it is possible to walk to the shops, doctor, or walk to work in one of the commecial areas.

[SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinal]


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Huge project transforms escarpment area

Centretown News Online reports

“A massive redevelopment of Centretown’s escarpment area – the neighbourhood situated between LeBreton Flats and downtown Ottawa – could mean future residents will inhabit a very different community in 25 years.”

read more @ the [SOURCE: Centretown News Online - Huge project transforms escarpment area].

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