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Old Train Tracks Become Green Area and Public Park: NYC

Seen at Stories From Home blog: As we walked The High Line from 20th Street to Gansevoort Street near Greenwich Village, it was almost surreal to be wandering along such a beautiful pathway right above the streets of one of … Continue reading

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Architectural Design Competition Submissions Highlight Urban Agriculture: City Farmer

“A jointly-sponsored open ideas competition” from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver, as reported here by City Farmer.

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Remaking Paris: NYTimes Magazine

PARIS, FRANCE: President Nicolas Sarkozy and a team of architects are generating ecological  ideas for transforming Paris, addressing multiple solutions aimed to improve housing, decrease poverty and economic isolation, better link the city and the immigrant suburbs by transit systems, … Continue reading

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Van Jones on Green Rooftops, Green Jobs

Van Jones, author and activist, and recently appointed Special Adviser to Green Jobs on the White House Council for Environmental Quality, visits DC Green Works to talk with Sara Loveland about the environmental benefits of green rooftops, and the opportunity … Continue reading

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Reinventing America’s Cities: The Time Is Now

Real and formative change begins by someone playing with old ideas and making something new. In this NYTimes Art feature, the author tinkers with shapes of New Orleans, Buffalo and Los Angeles to come. Read the play of an architectual … Continue reading

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Proposals to Reimagine Paris City Design

Paris, France: Taking the first steps to re-design the way we think about a city: (from the International Herald Tribune) Jean Nouvel proposes creating a green belt that would circle the entire city. (…) The outer ring would become a … Continue reading

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