Walkable town a hit with residents

New Berlin is a new development on the edge of Milwaukee is mixed use walkable town centre. Residents of the current 100 units (possible 355 can be built) were drawn to the area as it is possible to walk to the shops, doctor, or walk to work in one of the commecial areas.

[SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinal]

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Huge project transforms escarpment area

Centretown News Online reports

“A massive redevelopment of Centretown’s escarpment area – the neighbourhood situated between LeBreton Flats and downtown Ottawa – could mean future residents will inhabit a very different community in 25 years.”

read more @ the [SOURCE: Centretown News Online – Huge project transforms escarpment area].

Defying the shouts, city says full speed on Chatham Sq – downtown express

downtown express(New York) reports that 100 angry residents turned up to Public School 124 to voice their opposition to the the city’s proposed $50 million redesign of Chatham Square.

Read more and see the plans @ the [SOURCE: downtown express.com – Defying the shouts, city says full speed on Chatham Sq]

Mayor unveils new push for downtown San Jose redevelopment – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury reports
“Already acting on last week’s pledge to invest in San Jose’s core, Mayor Chuck Reed is pushing a sweeping development plan for the northwestern edge of downtown. And the centerpiece would be a newly sweetened deal for an urban market in San Pedro Square sought by former Mayor Tom McEnery.”

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News – Mayor unveils new push for downtown San Jose redevelopment –

A Waterfront Revival in Columbus, Ohio – NYTimes.com

NY Times reports on a 75-acre area along the Scioto River less than a mile west of this capital city’s downtown was an industrial no man’s land that is being developed into a $USD 750million mixed use development.

read more @ the SOURCE: NYTimes.com – Square Feet – A Waterfront Revival in Columbus, Ohio

The Work of an Outsider – Metropolis Magazine

Metropolis Magazine talks with Landscape architect Tom Oslund about the making of a I-35 bridge memorial, his Zen time, and ecology vs. aesthetics.

read more @ the [SOURCE: Metropolis Magazine – The Work of an Outsider].

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].

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