Designers Aidan Doyle and Sarah Wan have won a worldwide competition to redesign and revitalize the New York State Pavilion, left dormant since the 1964 World's Fair. Officials estimate the project, which may not include Doyle and Wan's design, will cost New York City more than $50 million.
A proposed 6-mile parkway and linear park has been proposed for Portland, Ore., with plans and renderings displayed at a public even this past weekend. The Green Loop, which has not been funded, would also connect 24 small parks along its path.
The East Providence, R.I., City Council voted to hire Timothy Chapman as interim city manager. Chapman previously served as city solicitor.
The Columbia, Mo., City Council is weighing a proposal to give employees 10 weeks of paid parental leave. "I think it's a benefit that if we can't pull it off this budget year, it is definitely something we should work toward," said Councilman Michael Trapp.
Only 11 of the 28 private universities with more than $2 billion in endowments contributed unrestricted money to the local municipalities last year, according to a new analysis. Some community leaders are urging schools to give more, while officials in some cities are implementing policies to entice colleges to offer more support.
Lakeland, Fla., has hired Michael "Shawn" Sherrouse as assistant city manager. He currently works as assistant city manager in Auburndale, Fla.
A half-mile section of interstate highway in downtown Atlanta would be capped by concrete decking and developed into parkland and commercial property under a public-private proposal. The nonprofit Central Atlanta Progress hopes next to do preliminary engineering work.
A fourth try at expanding the convention center and adding a hotel has been approved by Broward County, Fla., commissioners. The design work is estimated to cost $975,000.
The Dallas Parks and Recreation Board will meet today to consider funding the next phase of Klyde Warren Park, built in 2012. The expansion proposal for the park, which sits above the Woodall Rogers Freeway, includes $40 million in city funding, as well as private funding.
La Pine, Ore., wants to bring in more businesses and tourists, hiring an agency to gather feedback from residents. The $15,000 effort led to a new logo and branding strategy.
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