Canalscape

Connecting a City -or- The Grand Canals of Phoenix

Connecting a City -or- The Grand Canals of Phoenix
[From GreenSource, a blog supported by USGBC.] “Having only visited Phoenix a couple of times, my understanding of the city has largely been framed by its location, among burnt-umber mountains in verdant Sonoran Desert, and it’s national headline-making problems: it was quickly filling up its valley with highway-driven, low-density sprawl and isolated pockets of residential, commercial, and recreational activity connected only by car….The core presentation this morning focused on a scheme that would create several such hubs throughout the city. Canalscape is a project by the Planning Program at ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning that envisions the development of mixed-use structures along Phoenix’s 181 miles of canals.” To read the full article, visit the GreenSource blog.