• Will NYC’s new zoning rules actually increase traffic in NYC? [Gotham Gazette]
  • New Hampshire farmers have their best season ever, thanks to interest in farmers markets and eating locally [Fox 44]

  • In Beijing, sanctioned Olympic “protest parks” sit empty after the Chinese government ignores the 77 protest permit requests filed. Two elderly citizens, filing to protest eminent domain, were arrested and threatened with work camps. [Canada.com]
  • Canada’s Spacing Toronto magazine announces its “thinkTORONTO” streetscape planning competition for young architects, planners, designers and students [Spacing Toronto]
  • Food stamp acceptance at farmers markets increases, providing access to fresh, healthy produce [AM NY]
  • New public sculpture entices crowds, encouraging interactivity and enhancing public space [NY Times]

(The Bean, Chicago.  Photo by the New York Times.) 

Places in the News: August 25, 2008 was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by Robin Lester
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