‘Disneyfication’ of NY city Parks?

December 17, 2007,AEDT

GREENWICH VILLAGE. Last week’s dispute over the cost of relocating Washington Square’s fountain is just the latest wrinkle in a longer debate that’s sure to continue. A request to interview Parks Dept. designer George Vellonakis was denied, but the National | Read More

Best cities to live in Canada- Calgary tops the list

December 17, 2007,AEDT

Calgary is the best Canadian city in which to live and the third best in North America, a Conference Board study released this week suggests. The report rates urban centres’ attractiveness along seven main categories, such as economy, housing and | Read More

Museum to focus on issues of the era

December 16, 2007,AEDT

The American Revolution Center’s planned museum will serve as a critical link among Pennsylvania’s Revolutionary War sites, organizers say. When it opens in 2011, it also will serve as a model of green construction and environmental sensitivity. The three-level museum | Read More

One man envisions downtown entry

December 16, 2007,AEDT

About a year ago, Kent Mendenhall, a former Pittsburg resident, walked into Pittsburg City Manager Allen Gill’s office. After some discussion, Mendenhall left Gill with detailed drawings of what an entryway to downtown Pittsburg could look like. “It was amazing,” | Read More

Lawrence Livingston Jr., ‘Mr. Open Space,’ dead at 89

December 14, 2007,AEDT

Lawrence Livingston Jr., a planner who left his mark on everything from San Francisco’s Market Street to the Bay Area’s natural landscape, has died at his home in Tiburon. Lawrence Livingston Jr., ‘Mr. Open Space,’ dead at 89.

Fountain figures might pour cold water on project

December 14, 2007,AEDT

As workers pounded in tall fence posts and moved stacks of metal barriers into Washington Square Park on Monday and Tuesday, cordoning off the area for Phase I of the park’s renovation, opponents were making a last-ditch effort to derail | Read More

New galleries take shape at Botanical Garden

December 14, 2007,AEDT

For years, the aluminum lath house that sheltered the Desert Botanical Garden’s treasured cactus collection sorely needed a dynamic makeover. Considered state of the art in 1950, the space had long ago reached capacity, with specimens poking through the top | Read More

Residents may get new view

December 14, 2007,AEDT

City landscape architects will go to work on the railroad running through Scarborough and Riverdale over the next few months, to try and find a way to hide two intrusive new signal towers from residents along the line. The two | Read More

Casting Rutland alley as a park

December 13, 2007,AEDT

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

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