Museum seeks $120M

February 24, 2008,AEDT

Plans are evolving, but if the Cincinnati Museum Center succeeds in its quest for state, public and private funding, it will have up to $120 million. to restore its t1933 glory. It has asked Ohio for $20 million spread over eight years (four budget cycles), and will go after the | Read More

America’s 50 Greenest Cities | Popular Science

February 22, 2008,AEDT

America’s 50 Greenest CitiesWant to see a model for successful and rapid environmental action? Don’t look to the federal government—check out your own town. Here, our list of the 50 communities that are leading the way. Does yours make the cut? America’s 50 Greenest Cities | Popular Science.

In Newark, Children Reclaim a Playground’s Meaning – NYT

February 20, 2008,AEDT

To cover the littered lake of cracked asphalt, the students suggested gardens. For the darkest corners of the schoolyard, they asked for new playgrounds, safe and bathed in light.Skip to next paragraphEnlarge This ImageSylwia Kapuscinski for The New York Times To help relieve the dark memories of the site at | Read More

Garden City lands eyed for urban food research

February 19, 2008,AEDT

Brian Lewis looks at ‘farm to plate’ in Richmond British Columbia, Canada and how garden cities can help Read more @ Canada.com – Garden City lands eyed for urban food research.

Princeton unveils most comprehensive campus plan in its history

February 19, 2008,AEDT

For more than two years, a team of architects, landscape architects and planners at Princeton University has labored to strike a perfect balance between the old and the new. They have balanced between centuries of tradition and plans for innovative new spaces where architects can continue to design buildings that | Read More

The monstrosity next door

February 18, 2008,AEDT

The City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would curtail “mansionization.” If the measure passes, the maximum allowable size of a house on many residential lots would drop from about 7,000 square feet (excluding garage) to about 3,000. The use of the word “mansion” here is not complimentary. It’s | Read More

Hands off Greenbelt, urban planner says

February 16, 2008,AEDT

Ottawa needs to redevelop to improve the lives of city residents but growth should not be in the Greenbelt, says Larry Beasley, one of Canada’s top urban planners and a senior adviser to the National Capital Commission. The chairman of the NCC, Russell Mills, recently sparked controversy by saying that | Read More

Boston, Cambridge recognized as green cities

February 16, 2008,AEDT

Two Massachusetts cities made the top 10 list in the March issue of Popular Science’s 50 most innovative cities in the U.S. Boston was ranked third — behind San Francisco and Portland, Ore. — and Cambridge sixth on the list of “greenest” cities based on criteria such as electricity use, | Read More

ULI Asks: ‘Can Stand-Alone Malls Survive?’

February 16, 2008,AEDT

The stand-alone mall isn’t dead. It’s just dysfunctional. That was one of the sentiments expressed at an Urban Land Institute panel that tackled the question, “Can stand-alone malls survive?” The question was posed Thursday, during ULI’s annual Reinventing Retail conference at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The | Read More

MoMA and P.S.1 Announce Young Architect Winner

February 16, 2008,AEDT

The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center announced the winner of the ninth annual MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program: WORK Architecture Company from New York. This year, five finalists selected by a closed nomination process were asked to present an urban landscape for the large entrance courtyard of | Read More

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