Larry Rohter of the New York Times writes
“Brazil teems with jungles, forests and all sorts of exotic plants, flowers and trees. But until the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx came along to tame and shape his country’s exuberant flora, his countrymen had mostly disdained the natural riches that, often literally, flourished in their own backyards”
read this great article @ the [SOURCE: NYTimes.com – A New Look at the Landscaping Artist Roberto Burle Marx]
guardian.co.uk reports “Perpetuity Group, a Leicester-based research and consultancy firm, studied schools in three neighbourhoods where there was some sort of physical blight near, but not inside, the grounds.”
SOURCE: guardian.co.uk – What cost a derelict landscape?
Two affordable-housing projects in Dorchester and West Roxbury will receive a total of $11.3 million in federal funding.
[SOURCE: Boston Business Journal – Boston housing sites land $11M from HUD ]
Construction Week Online reports “The parks will be located in residential areas and will create more than 60,000 square metres of public space, the municipality said.”
Construction of the parks is set to start in September 2009
[SOURCE: Design News from Construction Week Online – ‘Abu Dhabi approves public park plans’ ]
88 Blocks – Art on Main, an investment in Vancouver’s transportation infrastructure to enhance one of the City’s oldest
and busiest transit corridors, was launched today. Andrew Saxton, MP for North Vancouver and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board,
attended the launch of the first art showcase for the Main Street Transit and Pedestrian Priority Project.
“The Government of Canada is investing in public transit projects that will improve commuting times,” said MP Saxton. “This federal contributio shows that we can deliver results that are good for our public transit users, create jobs, and boost our economy.”
The $6M Main Street Transit and Pedestrian Priority Project will improve service reliability, reduce travel times and bus delays, shorten pedestrian crossing times, and improve pedestrian and cyclist safety. The public art is just one of many measures in a broad package of improvements.
[SOURCE: CNW Group | TRANSPORT CANADA | Federal government, TransLink and Vancouver improve city buses].