Chicago Tribune reports
In recent weeks, scores of walkers, joggers, bicyclists and others have discovered the riverwalk that just opened on the Chicago River’s south bank. Stretching from east of the Michigan Avenue Bridge to Wabash Avenue, with an extension to State Street due to wrap up in early July, the handsome, people-friendly public space marks the latest step in Mayor Richard Daley’s ambitious drive to make the riverfront a prime public space downtown and in the city’s outlying neighborhoods.
read the full article @ the SOURCE: City’s second waterfront: Riverwalk improved, but hurdles remain
A natural play area is being designed and constructed in at Merrylee Primary School in Scotland. It is going to be the only school in Britain with a natural play area within its grounds.
The Evening Times reports
It will have hills, long grass, a flower garden and eco-friendly features including badger set and fox’s den.
They worked with Felicity Steers, who is a parent and a landscape architect, and came up with the design of the Merrylee Urban Jungle.
For the FULL article & video go to the [SOURCE: Evening Times – Naturally Classy]
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT – Felicity Steers of erz studio
Ball State Daily News Online
North Street Urban Garden – the brainchild of Colby Gray, a landscape architect from Ball State University and Jason Donati, the director for the Department of Stormwater Management – is working to provide a sustainable source of vegetables by offering their abandoned house lot for cultivation. The garden has already planted more than two dozen vegetable types, as well as a handful of herbs and flowers.
SOURCE: Ball State Daily News Online – Muncie’s Urban Garden project utilizes abandoned lots to grow plants – NEWS
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Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic for the Los Angeles Times writes
Reporting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates — If a city can be spectacularly quiet, this waterfront city-state has certainly qualified in recent months. Hundreds of abandoned construction cranes languish above Dubai’s gated communities and beach-side developments and, most dramatically, up and down Sheikh Zayed Road, its high-rise spine……………….
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Dubai development may be down, but it’s not out
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