Plan designed to curb years of urban sprawl

Emily Le Coz of the daily journal (djournal.com)reports that

“Northeast Mississippi’s biggest city grew the way most cities have in the past few decades: Residential developments sprouted on the outskirts of town……

The first part of Tupelo’s new comprehensive plan aims to reverse that trend by favoring “orderly, efficient land use patterns” as opposed to the scattered land grab that has dominated the past several decades of growth.”

read more @ the [SOURCE: djournal.com].

Design of new ballpark worries some

Omaha.com reports

“Some future neighbors of the north downtown ballpark are worried that it won’t have the ground-level retail as originally recommended.

Recent plans for the new No-Do stadium, which include less ground-level retail space than originally planned, have caused concerns among the complex’s future neighbors.”

[SOURCE: Omaha.com Money Section].

Can Landscape Architect James Corner Turn Fresh Kills Landfill Into a City-Changing Park? — New York Magazine

New York Magazine has a feature article on James Corner and the future of Fresh Kills Landfill and what the future holds.

[SOURCE: New York MagazineCan Landscape Architect James Corner Turn Fresh Kills Landfill Into a City-Changing Park?]

Blue Is the New Green – - NYTimes.com

Allison Arieff in her Blog at the NYTimes.com looks at how water is becoming the new green now that oil has dropped to $60 a barrel.

Here is an excert from her blog “Although 70 percent of the earth is covered with water, just 3 percent of that water is fit for human consumption. This isn’t going to improve anytime soon. Failures in water-related infrastructure result in lost biodiversity, higher temperatures, increased flooding, massive impact on energy and unsafe, unsanitary water.”

Read more of Allison Arieff Blog @ the SOURCE: NYTimes.comBlue Is the New Green – Allison Arieff Blog

DEVELOPMENT: Urban renewal’s upside – News Articles – Rochester City Newspaper

Despite a much-prized location in the center of downtown, Manhattan Square Park is still unknown to many people.

The five-acre site, which was designed by modernist architect Lawrence Halprin and opened to the public in 1974, has recently been recognized by the Cultural Landscape Foundation. Halprin’s design has received the organization’s Marvels of Modernism Award. The award highlights modernist landscapes, parks, plazas, and playgrounds – some in need of public attention and major restoration.

SOURCE: rochestercitynewspaper.com – DEVELOPMENT: Urban renewal’s upside – News Articles – Rochester City Newspaper.

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