News Articles about Land Use Planning
For more than 100 years, Larimer Square has been Denver's "main street" by offering a mix of cultivated retail, restaurants, office space and entertainment. Now it is poised to be a local destination for the next 100 years with a focus on being the first district to highlight urban agriculture at this scale and create a diverse and inclusive mix of retail and housing options.
When we hold powerful connections to place, the typical boundary between environment and self begins to blur, resulting in an acute feeling of wholeness, community and vitality. Establishing a primal connection to an outdoor landscape tends to make one feel small, inspired and alive. This raw connection has a name coined by the architectural philosophy Biophilic Design: ‘Spirit of Place’.
In Grant’s talk, “Moving the needle: helping Hawai‘i achieve prosperity,” he shared Bio-Logical Capital’s vision of Hawai‘i as a model for the world, showing that sustainable development can positively impact a region’s land, community and economy.
Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of the Minnesota, where he also leads the institute’s Global Landscapes Initiative, which focuses on the nexus of global land use, agriculture and the environment. In his October 5, 2009 article on e360.yale.edu, he talks of the global land use crisis, on par with climate change, and presents some simple, yet profound, solutions to begin addressing this issue.