Sam Schwartz of New York Daily News reports
“This is a rare moment for New York City. We will have a President from a big city who gets it. He knows urban life is the most sustainable form of living, that good transportation is what keeps it healthy – and that big-ticket infrastructure investments can drive America’s economic revival.”
SOURCE: New York Daily News – How New York can seize this golden infrastructure opportunity.
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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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].
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 –
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
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].