Morning Cup of Planning: Tuesday, January 17th
We begin this week’s Morning Cup of Planning in recognition of yesterday’s Martin Luther King Day with a post from grist portraying Dr. King as an environmentalist today. It also goes into discussing a small environmental campaign called Black + White = Green surrounding the troubled Baltimore neighborhood around Johns Hopkins. Next we take you over to The Dirt for a read on the future of public spaces, the adaptive re-use of out dated spaces and the programing they should be designed for. From the Atlantic Cities travel across the big pond to England’s Bournville for an article about the early movement in urban planning, the Garden City. This concept continues to be influential in today’s suburban communities throughout the United States. Next up from thisbigcity, the question asked is “if densification is inevitable, shouldn’t our planners focus on ensuring this happens in a way that creates a livable city?” The focus is put more into creating usable public green space and rethinking the city or town centre. Lastly, we wrap up the day right down the road with modern technology threatening local history as the location of a cell tower is proposed over a historic African American church and cemetery. The Talbot Spy looks brings to light an all too often occurrence where history gets lost buried in the woods, instead of honored and intertwined sensitively with modern ways. Thanks for reading, see you back on Friday for another Morning Cup of Planning!