Research Associate, Infrastructure
Last week, President Obama unveiled his FY2012 budget, which includes a strong emphasis on infrastructure. Specifically, the budget contains the administration's proposal for a large new, six-year surface transportation program.
Parks in New York, Detroit and Houston have spurred development by including key ingredients such as plentiful seating, food, a performance stage, and appropriate programming, as well as surveying users of the parks.
A group of international architects and planners propose a master plan of waterfront revitalization, reinforcement of the existing polycentric structure, increasing public space, a new public transportation system, and upgrading infrastructure to revitalize Old Havana.