Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (February 16-28) – THE DIRT

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5 takeaways from the latest UN climate change report — 02/28/22, The Washington Post
“The latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a warning letter to a world on the brink. An in-depth study of the most advanced climate science on the planet, it chronicles the effects of rising temperatures and projects the disasters that lie ahead if humans fail to quickly and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. tight.

A Bike Plan Relaunched: Adding Path to Olmsted-Designed 33rd Street Greenspace — 02/28/22, Baltimore fishbowl
“The broader goals of the city are to create a safe, well-used trail that makes the most of the historic and scenic median designed by the Olmsted brothers (named Local Landmark, along with Gwynns Falls Parkway Median, in 2015 ) and improves pedestrian traffic flow and safety at intersections.

Best apps for city planning in 2022 – 02/28/22, Planetizer
“Mobile apps continue to redefine planning practices, including urban planning, regional planning, transportation planning, community planning, and rural planning. »

How ‘solar canals’ could help California survive a mega-drought — 02/25/22, Quick Business Design
“In this 2021 study, we showed that covering California’s 4,000 miles of canals with solar panels would save more than 65 billion gallons of water per year by reducing evaporation. That’s enough to irrigate 50,000 acres of agricultural land or meet the residential water needs of more than 2 million people.

How a Philadelphia highway redesign went off the rails — 02/23/22, Bloomberg City Lab
“It’s not uncommon for whole street projects to become lightning rods for arguments about gentrification,” says Leah Shahum, founder and executive director of the Vision Zero network, which pushes communities to adopt a goal of eliminating deaths on roads.”

Biden: Infrastructure plan gives $1 billion for Great Lakes cleanup — 02/17/22, US News and World Report, Associated Press
“The $1 billion for the Great Lakes from the bipartisan measure signed into law in November, combined with annual funding under an ongoing stimulus package, will allow agencies by 2030 to complete work on 22 designated sites there. a quarter century ago as among the most degraded in the region, officials said Thursday.

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