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].

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

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