Category: Urban Planning Industry News

New TKF Foundation Report Provides “How to” on Creating System of City Greenspaces

Nearly 40 years of research confirms that contact with nearby nature is profoundly important for human health and wellness, from the earliest hours to the final days of our lives. A new report suggests how city officials, urban planners and community residents can better integrate nature into all urban settings. “Nearby Nature for Human Health: Sites to Systems” is published by the TKF Foundation, and authored by Kathleen L. Wolf, Ph.D., University of Washington (Seattle), and Weston Brinkley, M.U.P., director of Seattle Trails Alliance.

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KPMG breaks ground on learning, development, and innovation facility in Lake Nona

“KPMG’s world-class training facility exemplifies Lake Nona’s original mission statement – To create the ideal place that inspires human potential through innovative collaboration,” said Tavistock Senior Managing Director Rasesh Thakkar. “Today’s groundbreaking marks another significant milestone in Lake Nona’s history, and on behalf of Tavistock and all our anchor partners, we welcome KPMG and look forward to working with them.”

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Call for Entries: Arup Essay Contest Seeks Design Solutions for Better Cities

Arup announces the 2017 Doggerel Writing Contest. Participants are invited to describe an under-celebrated idea that holds great potential to shape better cities. The proposed idea should have clear relevance to the relationship between design and the built environment. Submissions that explore various aspects of this relationship, whether technical, economic, or political, are welcome.

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Pittsburgh’s transformation from industrial to sustainable propels surge in green innovation

Pittsburgh’s ongoing physical, economic, and environmental transformation has propelled a surge in sustainable development, green innovation, and collaboration across multiple sectors – from municipal government, private business, nonprofit agencies, and university-based initiatives to major infrastructure projects, technology manufacturing, and equitable development.

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Discovery Commons. Bullitt Center Photo: © Nic Lehoux “Our goal is to drive change in the marketplace faster and further. Five years ago, a solar-powered, six-story office building in cloud-covered Seattle would have struck most people as not merely foolhardy but impossible. Today it exists.” – Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation

Discovery Commons. Bullitt Center Photo: © Nic Lehoux. “Our goal is to drive change in the marketplace faster and further. Five years ago, a solar-powered, six-story office building in cloud-covered Seattle would have struck most people as not merely foolhardy but impossible. Today it exists.” – Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation

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