“Besides its disappointing (but still salvageable) plan for an Olympic Village, Chicago’s 2016 bid book raises another major design issue: Will the Games mar or upgrade Washington Park, the South Side park planned in 1871 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same pair that produced New York City’s masterful Central Park?
That question has gained a new intensity because the city’s Olympic organizers don’t just want to put the temporary, 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium in Washington Park, as they first announced in 2006. Now they are proposing to put the Olympic aquatics center there as well.”
SOURCE: chicagotribune.com – Chicago’s Olympic plan puts scenic South Side Park in peril
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Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports
The urban chicken movement is on the move again – and may be coming to Maine’s biggest city. Portland city councilors will hear from residents on Wednesday about the pros and cons of keeping chickens in the backyard. Two years ago, the South Portland city council voted to join the growing list of municipalities across the U.S. that have adopted chicken ordinances, which allow people to keep limited types of poultry, under certain conditions.
[SOURCE: MPBN – Portland Set to Consider Urban Chicken Ordinance]
The Times of India reports
“With rapid urbanisation going hand in hand with crumbling infrastructure in towns and cities, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee raised the
allocation for the government’s flagship programme — Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission — to Rs 11,842 crore from Rs 10,447.98 crore in 2008-09.
The government has already sanctioned 386 projects worth Rs 39,000 crore under the seven-year mission which started in 2005, aiming to pursue reform, good governance and planned development in urban areas……”
SOURCE: Urban renewal gets more funds-India-The Times of India