Treeless Christmas comes to Granville – Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun reports

“There will be no Christmas lights twinkling in the trees along downtown Granville Street this year.

As of Tuesday, only stumps remained of the section of urban forest that stretched from Smithe Street down to the Granville Street Bridge.

Trees along Granville Street have been cut down as city prepares for neighbourhood upgrade. In total, 120 mainly ornamental cherry trees were cut down last week as the City of Vancouver began preparation work on a $21-million neighbourhood upgrade.”

[SOURCE: Vancouver Sun Treeless Christmas comes to Granville].

Center for Urban Waters call for Artists

Artists and/or artist teams from the states of Washington , Oregon , and California are invited to submit qualifications to create site-specific artwork for the Center for Urban Waters.

More information at the Website

Download the proposal

[SOURCE: Welcome to TacomaCulture].

Clemson students show concepts for Fountain Inn downtown – The Greenville News

The Greenville News reports

“Landscape architecture students from Clemson University presented city officials and residents with concepts Monday night of what downtown Fountain Inn could look like as the city continues to put its master plan into practice.”

[SOURCE: GreenvilleOnline.comClemson students show concepts for Fountain Inn downtown]

Quebec transport planners hold on to their love of cars – The Gazette

The Gazette reports

“Montreal was designed around the car in the 20th century. In the new millennium, Mayor GĂ©rald Tremblay’s administration has contradicted its own green rhetoric by faithfully following the past century’s ways – so far, at least. But that could change.

The Tremblay administration last week urged Quebec’s transport ministry, which is in charge of the $1.5-billion rebuilding project, to rethink its approach.”

[SOURCE: The Gazette – Quebec transport planners hold on to their love of cars].

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].

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