Looking out on the redeveloped Owensboro Riverfront – residents, visitors and business owners now experience pedestrian busy blocks and a hub of new entertainment opportunities on what just 11 years ago was a blighted downtown district. This pocket city, where 96,656 people live, has invested in an array of development initiatives in health care, transportation, education, tourism and travel that focused on making the city and county more competitive in attracting residents and businesses through master planning efforts in the downtown core.
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The Mediative Urbanisms competition was orgainsed by the Irish Hill Neighborhood Association to generate ideas to envision the future of a 30-acre post-industrial site in Louisville, Kentucky.
The winner of the competition is the team of Tetsuya Kawano and Julien Boulley from Paris who designed a multi-use building and residential tower and an urban agriculture area.
For more information about the competition go to the Irish Hill Neighborhood Association
For an article outlining the competition go to the SOURCE: Courier-Journal
Bill Estep of the Lexington Herald Leader at Kentucky.com has written the interesting article titled The plan: Plant 125 million trees which is the first in a an occasional series of stories about what happens to the land left behind after the mountains have been mined.
A group promoting reforestation in Appalachia is seeking more than $422 million to plant trees on mountains that were cleared or leveled for surface mining, a program that could have far-reaching impact on the economy and environment of the region……..
Read the first article in a series at the SOURCE: Lexington Herald Leader at Kentucky.com - The plan: Plant 125 million trees
IMAGE SOURCE: Flickr – The Sierra Club