The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present its 2012 National Trust/Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation to Saint Luke's Manor in Cleveland, Ohio. The project is one of 22 award winners to be honored by the National Trust during its 2012 National Preservation Conference on November 2, 2012 in Spokane.
The City of Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority, following the success of the new SteelStacks campus and Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, are moving forward with the next exciting development of the former Bethlehem Steel site: a major study to determine how the historically significant Hoover-Mason Trestle can be redeveloped and revitalized. WRT, the master planners and designers of both the SteelStacks environs and the Levitt Pavilion, have been engaged to provide concept design and engineering services for this study.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has named the Master Plan for Red Mountain Park the recipient of a 2012 National Honor Award. A redemption story in the making, the park will anchor Birmingham, Alabama’s new green infrastructure, and spur associated economic spinoff in a region much in need of a civic “victory.” The park will play a central role in helping Birmingham reconcile its proud and complex history, and move on from its dual identity as epicenter of civil rights struggle and former iron making giant.
It’s not every day that middle school kids have access to a construction site and can be an eyewitness to the construction of a building like Paseo Verde, but that is exactly what happened at 2012 CAMP Sustain.ability on Saturday, August 18.
The exhilarating trend of creating pop-up mini parks using activated parking spaces is no stranger to Philadelphia – “parklets” are popping up all over the city. In early September, the residents and visitors of the North Philadelphia Logan neighborhood will have a gathering space of their own: the new Logan Parklet, in front of the Logan Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
The Conservation Vision for the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (OSA) is intended to serve as a science-based and community informed document that will guide the OSA’s work in Santa Clara County, California. The Conservation Vision will describe the unique sense of place of the Santa Clara Valley and surrounding mountain ranges, identifying key planning issues and trends and highlighting conservation priorities to protect the natural and cultural resources of the area. The Vision also is intended to ensure watershed integrity, promote agricultural viability, support recreation and healthy communities, and lay out strategies and objectives to ensure their lasting protection.