image source: Kansas State University
MANHATTAN — Two faculty members from Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design have taken gardening to new heights.
R. Todd Gabbard, assistant professor of architecture, and Lee Skabelund, an assistant professor of landscape architecture, have installed an experimental green roof — or living roof — over a third-floor breezeway in Seaton Hall’s west wing.
The garden mixes 14 grasses and other plants native to Kansas inside a border of sedum, a shallow-rooted succulent……….
SOURCE: Kansas State University – K-State professors test native plants as roofing alternative
New Orleans is holding a series of Public Meetings for the Masterplan Review this week relating to Sustainability, Economic Opportunity and general feedback on the Masterplan. The meeting started on Monday and continue around the city until Friday.
For further details on the meetings go to New Orleans Masterplan Calendar.
Go to the New Orleans Masterplan website to look at the New Orleans DRAFT Masterplan, various zoning maps
and other informative documents.
SOURCE: New Orleans Masterplan
washingtonpost.com Editor writes
PRESIDENT OBAMA addressed a meeting of leading thinkers and advocates Monday to redefine “urban policy.” The mission is to strip it of narrow and negative connotations (slums, poverty and crime) and imbue it with a broader purpose, recognizing the importance of metropolitan areas to the nation’s prosperity.
read the full Editorial at the SOURCE: washingtonpost.com – Rebuilding Metropolitan Areas as a Way of Rebuilding America
Harvard Park has been a no-man’s land after dark for decades. It’s location, at the borders of rival gang turf, has made it more a demilitarized zone than public space since the inception of this city’s oldest and most entrenched street gangs. So there was a giddy excitement among the thousand or so South Los Angeles neighbors who came last week to celebrate the park’s inclusion in Summer Night Lights, a program designed to combat gang violence by keeping lights on until midnight in some of the city’s roughest parks………..
Read the rest of the article at the SOURCE: NYTimes.com – Lighting Up Tough Parks’ Darkness
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Seattle’s ‘new urbanism': making smart, sustainable, stylish dwellings | Seattle Times Newspaper
As questions of density, affordability and livability continue to drive discussions about how to design our urban worlds, architects, citizens and city officials are all looking for a shared sense of what the “new urbanism” means — whether and how to regulate, encourage and ultimately create the kind of built environment we want.
SOURCE: Seattle’s ‘new urbanism': making smart, sustainable, stylish dwellings | Seattle Times Newspaper