February 08 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Steven Petsinis: Melbourne, Australia

February 8th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Steven Petsinis from Melbourne, Australia. Steven Petsinis is an Urban Planning graduate from Melbourne, Australia. He has been involved in Urban Research and Development projects in Medellin, Colombia and Saigon, Vietnam and is currently pursuing his masters in Melbourne, Australia. His main interests lie in […]

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September 25 2012

Community Colleges And The E.D.A: Working Together For Economic Development in Mammoth Lakes, California

September 25th, 2012Posted by 

Economic development is the practice of inspiring private investment, retaining, and creating jobs. Economic development specialists and urban planners focus on economic development, work towards promoting entrepreneurship and small business development, implementing tax incentives for development projects, and expanding employment opportunities for local residents. In Mammoth Lakes, CA the current economic development strategy is to […]

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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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May 02 2012

New Conceptions on the Link Between Rural and Urban Development

May 2nd, 2012Posted by 

There is a strong paradigm shift in the literature recently, on how rural development and urban development affect one another. The conventional wisdom of the last three decades suggests that urban and rural developments are separate and compete with each other for resources. However, a closer looks reveals that this is far from the truth. […]

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February 28 2012

Is the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Doing Anything to Get People Back to Work?

February 28th, 2012Posted by 

Times are hard. There are very few places in the world unaffected by the economic downturn. And nowhere has this impact been felt more harshly than the construction industry, which has left a generation of architecture graduates trapped in limbo, struggling to get a foothold in the industry. In the United Kingdom the Royal Institute […]

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January 17 2012

Geothermal Energy Development in Mammoth Lakes, California

January 17th, 2012Posted by 

Geothermal energy is making the news around the world as the most reliable source of renewable energy. Geothermal energy comes from heat in the Earth’s core which was generated when the  planet was formed as well as from the radioactive decay of minerals. Historically, this energy could only be harnessed near the Earth’s tectonic plates, […]

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January 06 2012

Capitalizing on Cayuga Lake: Waterfront Redevelopment in Ithaca

January 6th, 2012Posted by 

The potential for waterfront redevelopment has been a recent hot topic of debate here in Ithaca, New York. Ithaca’s waterfront consists of the southern end of Cayuga Lake, which is mostly parkland and upscale residential properties, and Cayuga Inlet flowing from the south into the lake, whose banks host a wider variety of industrial, recreational, […]

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December 09 2011

Ithaca is Gorges: Preserving Scenic Views in Ithaca, New York

December 9th, 2011Posted by 

Ithaca, New York in the Finger Lakes region is known for its natural beauty.  Its dramatic landscape of pastoral hills and valleys, deep gorges, rushing waterfalls, and glittering lakes have created many faithful residents and visitors passionate about protecting the area’s scenic resources. In places like Ithaca, urban planners, architects, and developers must be especially […]

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November 04 2011

(The Grid Blogger) Christine Camilleri: New York, New York

November 4th, 2011Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Christine Camilleri in New York, New York. Christine Devon Camilleri is a Graduate student studying City and Regional Planning at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  She also holds a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University.  She has lived in New York City for the […]

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October 04 2011

“Future Cities: Creating Tomorrow’s Urban World” to Showcase, Inspire Sustainable Urban Development

October 4th, 2011Posted by 

This month, hundreds of enlightened planners, urbanists, and economists will be flocking to Stockholm to partake in Future Cities, a two-day conference that hopes to answer the questions and problems that have arisen as a result of fast urbanizing global society.  According to the conference’s website, there are many reasons why such a colloquium is […]

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