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November 06 2012

A Long-range Plan for the Tohono O’odham Nation

November 6th, 2012Posted by 

Currently, the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona is collaborating with the Tohono O’odham Nation to develop a long-range plan that will address the Nation’s specific district needs based upon their different characteristics. Tohono O’odham Nation is a United States reservation, comprising 11 districts. Today, the Nation is occupied by […]

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September 25 2012

Building an Attractive Cycling Environment in Tucson, Arizona

September 25th, 2012Posted by 

Sustainable development is a goal of almost every United States city. Combined with fun, fitness, and environmental purpose, promoting cycling may be the most popular strategy that many cities have implemented. The local government of Tucson just introduced to its citizens a new sustainable plan: Bicycle boulevards. Many people are unfamiliar with bicycle boulevards since […]

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September 11 2012

Tucson, Arizona: A Leading Arts Community

September 11th, 2012Posted by 

At the corner of 6th Avenue and Toole Avenue in Tucson, Arizona, you can find a 20-foot high kinetic sculpture, which is a butterfly with a 6 ½-foot wingspan. This fancy public art, created by Bevel Butterfly Company, is a highlight of the Tucson Warehouse Art District; it is a newly completed, two-month old, installation. […]

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July 31 2012

Automated Design Module: A New Method for Designing Landscapes

July 31st, 2012Posted by 

Plant selection in the landscape is guided by four principles: function, aesthetics, site adaptability, and management. At small-scale sites like gardens or community parks, landscape architects can carefully choose every plant with desired plant size, color, texture, and so on. Is this scalable? Now, imagine a twenty-mile corridor which encompasses diverse land uses, multiple jurisdictions, and […]

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July 17 2012

Downtown Tucson, Arizona Revitalization

July 17th, 2012Posted by 

The city of Tucson, Arizona is sometimes referred to as “the Old Pueblo.” “Pueblo” is a Spanish word derived from a Latin word “populus,” meaning “town.” Downtown Tucson is the historic and cultural heart of the Old Pueblo. Its rich history is reflected in numerous historical buildings, and a strong arts and cultural sector. Downtown […]

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July 03 2012

A New Transit Option in Central Tucson, Arizona: The Modern Streetcar

July 3rd, 2012Posted by 

As part of a $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Plan, the modern streetcar project in Tucson, Arizona costs an estimated $196.8 million. The project was approved by Pima County voters in May 2006, and is currently under construction. The 3.9 miles long streetcar line connects the city’s major activity centers including the University of Arizona, Downtown […]

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