Transforming Brownfields to Brightfields – The Inventive National Initiative!

Redeveloping the brownfields to brightfields using solar energy is a creative national program initiated by the US Department of Energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) refers “brightfields” as to the transformation of polluted sites into a fine and ready to use land by incorporating solar energy systems. The photovoltaic arrays should be sited on the …

Will placing Charleston, S.C in “watch” status rescue and preserve the city and its neighborhood's historic character?

The National Trust of Historic Preservation revealed the “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Place” in june 2011. Charleston in South Carolina is placed in the watch status by the National Trust of Historic Preservation. The national trust predicts discrete threats to historic places in Charleston and its neighborhood due to proliferating cruise ship tourism. The neighborhood …

The “Festival of Speed” : Baltimore Grand Prix – Its Benefits and Drawbacks

The charm city’s most anticipated “Festival of Speed”, the Grand Prix event will take place this labor day weekend. It is by common consent an extravagant race happening in the down town, Baltimore, that will benefit the city. However, it will also have grave repercussions for the neighborhoods and the people with regards to transportation, …

Is East Coast Prepared for Earthquakes? Are the Building Codes Behind the Times in East Coast? Lets Gaze in to Some of the Facts About the East Cost Earthquakes.

It was a bright summer afternoon and i was enjoying the last few weeks of the season with my daughter in the backyard. Suddenly i see my patio wobble and i didn’t realize until later that it was an earthquake. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia on Aug 24th 2011 and shook the entire east …

Are cities trying too hard to redevelop communities that already have a sustainable presence?

Preserving the environment, go green and sustainable developments are the frequently used words in this present world. Some of the top 10 green U.S. cities in 2011 listed on the mnn network are Portland, San Francisco, Boston, Oakland, Eugene, Cambridge, Berkeley, Seattle, Chicago and Austin. America’s eco friendly mayors have played a vital role and …

Hope the Fancy Philly's Waterfront Draft be Fulfilled!

Transforming Philadelphia’s Waterfront, the final draft of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware was released and was awaiting for the public feedback until August 25th 2011. The prime areas discussed in the master plan are Washington Avenue, Penn’s Landing, Spring Garden- Festival Pier and Penn Treaty Park Avenue. The highlighting elements of the master …