Introducing Populous’ Living Park, an exclusive baseball stadium for the future


Imagine the future — sports stadiums as green public space!

Originally posted on The Strike Zone -

What can baseball fans expect their stadiums to look like in 20 years’ time? To find out, Sports Illustrated approached Populous—one of the world’s most prolific stadium designers and the architects behind roughly 20 MLB stadiums, including the two most recent venues in New York, Target Field in Minneapolis and Marlins Park in Miami—to look into the future and envision a realistic design for stadiums in the 2030s. After the Populous team brainstormed ideas and concepts, they created Living Park exclusively for SI readers, both the ones now and in 20 years.

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Detroit’s place in history is secure no doubt. But if Detroit is to have any chance at a prosperous future, we must act boldly and swiftly to address the structural deficiencies that have acted over the decades to conspire against our central premise. Because in the greatest irony of Detroit’s astounding story over the last hundred years, we acknowledge that our greatest single mistake has been to disinvest in our core asset, the very city itself.

To return to prosperity we must seize this unprecedented opportunity to remake ourselves and our city in a fundamental way.

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The new New Urbanism: Fast, nimble, flexible, and tactical


The New New Urbanism, coming to Buffalo this summer

Originally posted on Grist:

Urban Project LodgeCreating the new New Urbanism, on the street in Madison, with plenty of beer.Photo: Aurash KhawarzadLast week, the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) held its 19th annual meeting in Madison, Wisc. You may not have heard of the CNU, but you have almost certainly seen its influence in American development. The movement — which actually kicked off 30 years ago in Seaside, Fla., the town that later served as a set for The Truman Show — isn’t so new anymore. Its ideals of density and walkability, with their attendant environmental benefits, have been absorbed into the planning practices of many municipalities around the country. The New Urbanism has, in many ways, become an old-school orthodoxy.

Still, there were a lot of young people at the conference — planners, architects, engineers — who are excited about taking urbanism forward. Members of the CNU NextGen group could often…

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