Parks & Recreation
Kalamazoo officials have not yet decided what to do with a 1940 monument or how to repurpose the park space.
Companies simply can’t guarantee a catastrophic spill won’t occur jeopardizing the livelihoods of coastal communities, a new report says.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Wisconsin localities turn to “wheel taxes” ... Sacramento plans massive tents for the homeless ... N.Y.C. rent-controlled housing at risk … and Toledo’s lead-safe property deadline.
“Not only is tapping street and park trees illegal, but doing so causes damage, leaving trees susceptible to insects and diseases,” the city said in a newsletter.
Officials in Hawaii, for good reason, want you to steer clear of the danger zone on the Big Island. But a location on the mainland shows what can happen when lava oozes across the landscape.
Urban designers are ready to help cities learn from each other, combing through data both old and new.
COMMENTARY | The ongoing political battle over Civil War monuments—and the public spaces they reside in—reflects a disconnect over civic expression and our public spaces.
“There has to be a cooperative spirit or it just flat-out won’t work,” according to Ed Eisch, fish production program manager for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Kate Levin, head of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Initiatives, explains why civic art is about more than simple beauty.
The urgent need to repair or upgrade many half-century-old urban expressways also is fueling the construction of so-called freeway caps.
As Minot, North Dakota continues to recover from 2011's record-setting flooding, efforts to repair the city’s relationship with the Souris River continue.
A National Science Foundation-funded study, conducted in Idaho, was the first to show real-world observations of silver iodide forming ice crystals inside clouds and falling out as precipitation.
As the impasse continues on Capitol Hill, some governors vow action to keep national parks open with their own resources.
“What today’s bike sharing players must understand is that it takes a true, dedicated partnership between cities and providers to ensure bike sharing thrives,” according to the co-founder and CEO of Zagster.
The decision significantly reduces public land designated by prior presidents.
Republicans and the Trump administration are trying to reduce the number of national monuments, which would put once-protected land up for commercial use.
Critics are saying the legislation is a "radical attempt to undermine the Antiquities Act, which is really one of our nation’s most important conservation tools."
But North Woods residents hope it will generate more activity in their fading economy.
“Our staff has been actively requesting the information from the Interior Department, as well as the White House, and we have not yet received it,” according to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s press secretary.
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