Lamp sculpture on the Kerkplein | Assen The Netherlands | MD Landschapsarchitecten

Lamp sculpture on the Kerkplein | Assen The Netherlands | MD Landschapsarchitecten
Due to its striking appearance, location and composition, the lamp sculpture specially designed for the Kerkplein emphasizes the urban renewal and the new identity of the square.

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“Living the City in the City” | Genoa Italy | Openfabric

“Living the City in the City” | Genoa Italy | Openfabric
“Living in the City in the City” is the outcome of the international design competition organized by the Municipality of Genoa for the enhancement of Via XX Settembre. The elimination of private traffic on Via XX Settembre becomes an opportunity for Genoa to create new places to live in the city within the city, generating urban gravitations and reverberating existing functions in the neighbour hood.

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SLANT AWARDS SPRING 2012 Competition

SLANT AWARDS SPRING 2012 Competition and this competition is open to all, with the challenge being to design a concept plan for a city sector which is undergoing urban renewal. As in our previous competitions we want participants to have as free a hand as possible when designing this project; therefore we are keeping the brief and the entry requirements to a minimum.

The city in question is not a real city, it has been designed solely for this competition, and its location is not being specified.
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£100m in green initiatives to regenerate deprived areas of London

More than 1,000 jobs will be created as part of a £100m green funding boost to regenerate some of the poorest parts of London, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Paweł Samecki announced today.

The joint funding will finance decentralised energy, recycling and waste energy creation projects. A proposal for a new decentralised energy network in Barking is currently under consideration as one of the first projects to receive support. As well as regeneration benefits, the projects will promote sustainable and carbon neutral economic growth, combat climate change and help the capital towards its target of reducing London’s CO2 emissions by 60 per cent by 2025.

SOURCE: Mayor of London 100m of green initiatives to regenerate deprived areas of London.

Tampa hoping for $38million federal stimulus

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TAMPA, Florida’s fourth largest city, a shovel-ready development under consideration for $38 million in federal funding could serve as a national model for sustainable urban redevelopment through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act later this month.

In July, a consortium including the City of Tampa, Tampa Housing Authority (THA) and Bank of America Community Development Corporation (CDC) submitted an application to receive $38 million in federal stimulus dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2. If approved, $28 million will go directly to build the Encore infrastructure and another $10 million will be spent on foreclosure mitigation activities in the surrounding area.

“This mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood with housing, businesses and cultural centers will be located right next to Tampa’s central business district,” said Leroy Moore, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of THA.  During construction, Encore is expected to create more than 4,000 new jobs. Another 1,000 permanent jobs are expected upon completion, according to the developers.

Those projects selected for federal stimulus funding expect to be notified on or before Sept. 30.

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SOURCE: Businesswire
IMAGE SOURCE: Tampa Housing Authority

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