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Reinterpreting Green Space in West London

Reinterpreting Green Space in West London | green streets | Scoop.it
With pressure on urban space increasing as populations grow and building becomes more intensive, will gardens be a less common sight in future cities? Those interested in this subject might enjoy the upcoming Serpentine Gallery's Garden Marathon.
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Pushing for a New Park in Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood

Pushing for a New Park in Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood | green streets | Scoop.it

The designers behind the Lakeview Area Masterplan are pushing ahead with a plan for a new park on a vacant lot on North Paulina Street adjacent to the Brown Line tracks. According to their research there are five vacant lots within a one block area, so there is ample land available for development.

Plans for the park include shade trees, picnic mounds and other seating, a food truck corral, bioswales and other elements. The masterplan is unusual for its emphasis on sustainability, not the typical concern of chambers of commerce. Still, the designers and the chamber believe that attractive open space will make the area more desirable to business and residents.

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SmartCode Central

SmartCode Central | green streets | Scoop.it
The SmartCode is a model transect-based planning and zoning document based on environmental analysis. It addresses all scales of planning, from the region to the community to the block and building. The template is intended for local calibration to your town or neighborhood. As a form-based code, the SmartCode keeps settlements compact and rural lands open, literally reforming the sprawling patterns of separated-use zoning.
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U A Greenie 's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:08 PM

A smart choice in planning that blends neighborhoods with both residential and commercial properties based on the character of the area. The model is designed to lessen negative impacts on the environment. 

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Proposal Transforms Park Space Under the Manhattan Bridge

Proposal Transforms Park Space Under the Manhattan Bridge | green streets | Scoop.it

Let’s face it, outside of Central Park, Manhattan isn’t known for its abundance of open space. This is beginning to change, however, as in this increasingly innovative architectural age, people are looking to odd, underutilized remnants in the city, from abandoned rail lines to decrepit industrial buildings and toxic waterfronts to create the next amazing public space. One such space sits just beneath the Manhattan Bridge, where Architecture for Humanity has secured a grant and invited nine design firms to take on Coleman Oval Skate Park. Holm Architecture Office (HAO) with Niklas Thormark has taken on the challenge and revealed their program-driven proposal.

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They Unpaved Paradise and Took Out a Parking Lot

They Unpaved Paradise and Took Out a Parking Lot | green streets | Scoop.it

All over New York, new parks are opening, and old parks are being revitalized at a rate not seen since Robert Moses's heyday in the mid-20th century. Indeed, one of Moses's triumphs, Riverside Park, has spawned an archipelago of bold waterfront parks in all five boroughs.

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A growing market for public spaces | Sustainable Cities

A growing market for public spaces | Sustainable Cities | green streets | Scoop.it
The benefits of public spaces for pedestrians and cyclists is becoming more clear as cities across the globe are being reinvented...
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