Jennifer Keesmaat, the Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, posted a photo showing a series of rain gardens implemented in an urban district in Amsterdam. The area is called Zuidas, and has a strong focus on sustainable systems.
There are some PDF resources online which show how the district’s development unfolded, and they detail future plans for the area.
Continue reading “Zuidas: a Vision for the Future”
A national highway runs right through the center of Mariemont, Ohio. Continue reading “This is What a Highway Could Look Like”
An article on the Project for Public Spaces website features six places from around the world that meet their criteria for great public spaces: accessibility, comfort/image, activities, and sociability. Continue reading “PPS Highlights Magnetic Public Spaces from Around the World”
A book entitled Creating Cities outlines how a group of citizens in a dormant industrial city brought back its central business district. The author, Marcus Westbury, founded Renew Newcastle which matched artists and other crafters with vacant retail spaces in the downtown. Continue reading “Newcastle, Australia Utilizes the Arts to Revive Downtown”
Aaron Renn mentions some of the solutions that Philadelphia is utilizing to eliminate Combined Sewer Overflows, in his paper on the Manhattan Institute’s website entitled “Wasted: How to Fix America’s Sewers.”
Continue reading “Philadelphia Leads the Way with Green Infrastructure”