A sustainable park grows in Allston – The Boston Globe
Harvard University planners, Boston redevelopment officials, and a Cambridge landscape design firm are working together to reincarnate the 1.74-acre space, behind the Honan-Allston branch of the public library, into a “sustainable’’ park……
Michael Van Valkenburgh, head of the landscape architecture firm [Michael Van Vlakenburgh Associates] designing the park, said Library Park’s green features won’t be obvious to most people.
SOURCE: The Boston Globe – A sustainable park grows in Allston
Wendy Goodman in New York Magazine writes
Marianne Boesky’s terrace is inches from the most popular public space in New York. Landscape designer Paula Hayes made it private.
Image Source: New York Magazine Photo: Nikolas Koenig)
Read the full article at the SOURCE: New York Magazine – Great Room – Marianne Boesky’s Hidden Terrace, Inches From the High Line
Adrian Glick Kudler of Curbed LA has written a great post and synopsis of LAPL’s ALOUD The Contemporary City: Urbanism in Flux
Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne spoke with beloved local architect Michael Maltzan at the Central Library Tuesday night……
……And this was what Maltzan was getting at the whole discussion–that architecture can’t be about the “large, singular gesture” anymore……
read the full post at the SOURCE: Curbed LA: Architect Michael Maltzan On Where Cities Are Going
Prashant Gopal of BusinessWeek looks at Green Jobs in the recovery
The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a stimulus package that includes money for solar farms, wind turbines, electrical grid updates, mass transit, and the weatherizing and retrofitting of buildings. Besides its environmental benefits, the spending is expected to produce much needed jobs—about 1 million to 1.5 million of them, according to estimates by some environmental groups.
Read the full article @ the SOURCE: BusinessWeek – Now Hiring: Green-Collar Workers
In Youngstown, Ohio, mini master plans offer residents a peek of what they can expect their neighborhoods to look like in 2010, 2020, 2030 and beyond. The forecast informs some that their houses will not exist in the future.
Youngstown is one of America’s first cities to begin the downsizing process to become a smaller and stronger city. The former steel town has a population of 80,000, a drop from the 170,000 residents the city had four decades ago.
YOUNGTOWN’S PLAN: See the city’s vision for development at http://www.youngstown2010.com
SOURCE: Freep.com | Detroit Free Press | Ohio town is leading the way
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