Urban farming school takes root

Vancouver Sun reports “A school of urban farming — a North American first — is finding fertile soil in Richmond.

Richmond’s parks, recreation, and cultural services committee has unanimously endorsed the concept of an urban farm school and directed staff to investigate city land for such a project, either at Terra Nova park at the west end of Westminster Highway, or the south end of Gilbert Road.”

[SOURCE: Vancouver Sun – Urban farming school takes root].

SustainLane’s 2008 US City Rankings – SustainLane.com

SustainLane has released its 2008 USA Sustainable City Rankings

This report benchmarks each city’s performance in 16 areas of urban sustainability, including an essential new measurement this year: Water Supply.

1. Portland
2. San Francisco
3. Seattle
4. Chicago
5. New York

Most Improved City – Atlanta

Find out where your city came and why @ the [SOURCE: SustainLane’s 2008 US City Rankings – SustainLane.com].

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]

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