Project alters course of river – Statesman Journal

Statesman Journal reports

“A $1.2 million project at Willamette Mission State Park soon will allow the Willamette River to flow through a 2-mile channel blocked by a dike since the 1940s.
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It is one of a handful of key restoration projects identified by the state for partially returning the Willamette River to its historical meandering course.”

[SOURCE: Statesman Journal – Project alters course of river | StatesmanJournal.com]

Penn State students solve problems of vacant city lots

Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports

“Ten Penn State students have turned vacant lots into designer lots in four neighborhoods — at least conceptually.

At the Connelley Learning Center in the Hill District yesterday, the landscape architecture students displayed solutions to blighted lots, stormwater run-off and underused existing green spaces in Beltzhoover, Hays, the Hill and Lincoln Place. Two designs were for a white water rafting venue in the Neville Island back channel of the Emsworth lock and dam.”

[SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Penn State students solve problems of vacant city lots].

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.

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