JOHN LORINC of Globe & Mail in a special report states
“In the City of Toronto’s looming $8.7-billion operating budget, this year’s $1.6-million allocation for tree planting looks like little more than a sapling-sized line-item. It’s an outlay that will add 100,000 young trees to Toronto’s parks, public spaces and front yards.”
[SOURCE: globeandmail.com: $1.605MNEW PLANTING $3.853MMAINTENANCE $0.686MPROTECTION]
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The Augusta Chronicle reports
“The vision of the future Augusta and North Augusta sees hundreds of new houses along the Augusta Canal and a revitalized shopping district along Broad Street that links to a new riverfront baseball stadium.
The new Augusta Tomorrow urban core development plan released today……”
[SOURCE: The Augusta Chronicle – Urban development plan proposes $1.5 billion in projects]
The Boston Globe reports
“Teams of Boston middle school students presented their urban design plans and architectural ideas to Mayor Thomas M. Menino yesterday, Jones Lang LaSalle said.
“The presentation was the culmination of the seventh annual urban planning ideas competition that engages over 100 middle-schoolers each year,” Jones Lang LaSalle said in a press release.”
SOURCE: The Boston Globe – Students present urban vision – Daily Business Update
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The Smithsonian has announced the selection of six firms who will participate in a two-month design competition that will determine which one firm is asked to submit a formal proposal for the design of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum is scheduled to be constructed on a five-acre plot of land on Constitution Avenue between the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Devrouax & Purnell Architects/Planners, P.C, and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, LLP
Diller Scofidio + Renfro in association with KlingStubbins
Foster + Partners/URS joint venture
Freelon Adjaye Bond in association with SmithGroup
Moody Nolan Inc. in association with Antoine Predock Architect PC
Moshe Safdie and Associates Inc. in association with Sultan Campbell Britt & Associates
SOURCE: Media-Newswire.com & Smithsonian
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LORI STAHL of the Dallas Morning News reports
“The landscape architect selected to design the surroundings of the Bush Library is known for tackling tricky, prominent projects, including Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.
Michael Van Valkenburgh, principal of a New York- and Cambridge-based design firm, is a recently announced key member of the design team that will create the Bush Library on a narrow tract of land between SMU and Central Expressway.”
Read the full article @ the SOURCE: Dallas Morning News – Laura Bush enthusiastic about landscape architect for presidential library
Flight Global reports “Two major new terminals are being mothballed and a third terminal is being closed in Mexico as the country’s airport operators struggle to cope with a steep decline in traffic.”
[SOURCE: Flight Global – Falling traffic force Mexican airports to mothball new terminals]