August 17, 2009
Project Focus: Queens Plaza Breaks Ground
The long-anticipated transformation of Queens Plaza, the 100-year-old iconic gateway from Manhattan to Long Island City, officially broke ground on Monday, August 3, 2009.
August 17, 2009
Blue Ball Diary Barn Awarded LEED Gold Rating
WRT's Blue Ball Dairy Barn project was given an LEED Gold rating by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). This exceeded the project's original goal of a LEED Silver rating.
WRT Receives ASLA Chapter 2009 Merit Award
WRT has received a Merit Award from the Northern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for the San Francisco State University Master Plan.
Rebuilding Cities: Comprehensive Planning in India
India's urban planning scene is in transition. The colonial-era, state-mandated land use planning model has proven to be ineffective. In recent years, India's central government has dedicated substantial funds to mid-sized cities in order to improve urban services, infrastructure, and housing.
Sacramento 2030 Plan Given APA Chapter Honor Award
The City of Sacramento 2030 General Plan was given the Honor Award for Comprehensive Planning, Large Jurisdiction by the California Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). This year the plan also received an Honor Award from the Sacramento Valley Section of the APA.
Channel Islands Plan Receives APA Chapter Award of Merit
The Channel Islands Harbor Public Areas Plan and Design Guidelines received an Award of Merit for Focused Issue Planning from the California Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).