With its tightknit residential neighborhoods, its boulevards lined with cafes, shops, and parks, Boston officials for years have smugly considered the Hub the best city for a stroll.
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Hotel, tourist, and advertising executives two decades ago coined the phrase “America’s Walking City” and made it part of an international ad campaign. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is fond of calling the city “the most walkable in America.”
Most walkable city? Step in line, Boston – The Boston Globe.
Caitlin Jones and her fiancé, Evan Oxfeld, grew up in suburbs where getting anywhere worth going required a car. When they started looking for a home together, they wanted something different: walkability.
Walkable cities are newly desirable.
The Murezzan is an attractive complex refurbished with new designs by Sir Norman Foster – and in which Credit Suisse has opened its new St. Moritz branch. Inside, a series of works by Swiss artists are on display. An open day is being held on Saturday, December 15, 2007, giving the public a chance to take a look behind the scenes.
Banking on a Norman Foster Building – CS – In Focus.
Trygg and other Minturn residents say that they welcome the Ginn Development Co.’s plan to build all of its buildings that are more than 20,000 square feet to green building standards.
Vail Colorado-Todays information & news from Vail Daily – News.
Sydney is being choked to death by cars and cut off from its best asset, the harbour, by a freeway and rail link, according to renowned Danish urban designer trying to rejuvenate the city.
Sydney addicted to cars – New Zealand’s source for motoring news on Stuff.co.nz.
Ketchum was the first city in the state of Idaho to adopt regulations to preserve the integrity of the night sky, but city officials are considering amending the city’s Dark Sky Ordinance to provide for more leniency along the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor.
Idaho Mountain Express: City may amend Dark Sky Ordinance – December 5, 2007.
Responsible for nearly half the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – the building industry is the primary contributor to global warming. To address this issue, the national design community has called for an immediate 50 percent energy reduction in all new buildings — and the call-to-action is working. A recent success story is Alley24, a new mixed-use building in Seattle that in little more than one year of occupancy reduced the office building’s CO2 emissions within a few percentage points of the 50 percent target
NBBJ :: Sustainable Design Project Making Strides Against Global Warming.