Clemson students show concepts for Fountain Inn downtown – The Greenville News

The Greenville News reports

“Landscape architecture students from Clemson University presented city officials and residents with concepts Monday night of what downtown Fountain Inn could look like as the city continues to put its master plan into practice.”

[SOURCE: GreenvilleOnline.comClemson students show concepts for Fountain Inn downtown]

Quebec transport planners hold on to their love of cars – The Gazette

The Gazette reports

“Montreal was designed around the car in the 20th century. In the new millennium, Mayor GĂ©rald Tremblay’s administration has contradicted its own green rhetoric by faithfully following the past century’s ways – so far, at least. But that could change.

The Tremblay administration last week urged Quebec’s transport ministry, which is in charge of the $1.5-billion rebuilding project, to rethink its approach.”

[SOURCE: The Gazette – Quebec transport planners hold on to their love of cars].

Plan designed to curb years of urban sprawl

Emily Le Coz of the daily journal (djournal.com)reports that

“Northeast Mississippi’s biggest city grew the way most cities have in the past few decades: Residential developments sprouted on the outskirts of town……

The first part of Tupelo’s new comprehensive plan aims to reverse that trend by favoring “orderly, efficient land use patterns” as opposed to the scattered land grab that has dominated the past several decades of growth.”

read more @ the [SOURCE: djournal.com].

Design of new ballpark worries some

Omaha.com reports

“Some future neighbors of the north downtown ballpark are worried that it won’t have the ground-level retail as originally recommended.

Recent plans for the new No-Do stadium, which include less ground-level retail space than originally planned, have caused concerns among the complex’s future neighbors.”

[SOURCE: Omaha.com Money Section].

Can Landscape Architect James Corner Turn Fresh Kills Landfill Into a City-Changing Park? — New York Magazine

New York Magazine has a feature article on James Corner and the future of Fresh Kills Landfill and what the future holds.

[SOURCE: New York MagazineCan Landscape Architect James Corner Turn Fresh Kills Landfill Into a City-Changing Park?]

Lantau North Country Park opens (hong kong)

Two-thousand hikers helped Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau open Hong Kong’s 24th country park on Lantau Island today.

The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park adds another 2,360 hectares to Hong Kong’s country park area. It brings Lantau Island’s total country park area to 10,000 hectares, or 70% of the island.

SOURCE: news.gov.hk – Lantau North Country Park opens.

Abu Dhabi’s UPC launches Estidama sustainable programme

To enable Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, the Urban Structure Framework Plan for Abu Dhabi, to establish a distinctive framework for measuring sustainability performance beyond the usual planning and construction phases, The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi’s urban environments, is addressing sustainability concerns of the community at large through 4 key angles; environmental, economic, social and cultural.

By setting up new standards, the UPC, through its Estidama sustainable program, has developed its “Community Sustainable Responsibility” initiative, Estidama CSR 2030 (ECSR 2030).

SOURCE: WAM.

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