Re-imagining an Aegean city

December 13, 2007,AEST

A huge project aiming to realize ‘the vision of I.zmir’ with high-rises, congress halls and fair grounds is introduced by Mayor Kocaog(lu. The project, which has its supporters and detractors, is to transform I.zmir into a city of tourism and | Read More

Rejuvenating one of Israel’s oldest urban centers

December 13, 2007,AEST

Compared to such ancient cities as Jerusalem, Acre, Safed and Jaffa, Petah Tikva is a foundling. In relation to the modern Zionist communities, however, it is one of the oldest urban centers in Israel. PETAH TIKVA’S city center is undergoing | Read More

Casting Rutland alley as a park

December 13, 2007,AEST

Rutland residents weighing in on the future of the Center Street Alley expressed interest in commercial use, grass and trees and, above all, flexibility at the city’s most hidden park. Long underutilized and frequently victimized by vandals, the park recently | Read More

Glasgow 2014 VENUES

December 13, 2007,AEST

After winning the right to stage the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the sporting landscape of Glasgow will be transformed with a redevelopment of existing facilities and the construction of four brand new venues. GLASGOW 2014 VENUES: Sporting Life The website lists | Read More

When practicality outweighs the aesthetic

December 13, 2007,AEST

The Seattle Department of Transportation is trying to figure out where new trees should be placed in medians along a stretch of Southwest Admiral Way to address sight-distance issues raised by the community. The medians were replaced as part of | Read More

Winners announced for Portland Courtyard Design Competition

December 12, 2007,AEST

The City of Portland invited designers to produce design possibilities of housing oriented to shared courtyards. Portland is promoting courtyard housing as an additional infill housing type that can provide a quality living environment at densities higher than conventional detached housing. | Read More

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