Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Take a look at this website for a lot of terrific resources about why stormwater matters so much in the Northwest, some of the things that we can do the return it to it's natural cycle, and some places where we can see the art of stormwater next time we visit.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Association Between Neighborhood Characteristics and Children's Physical (In)activity Level, Sanne DeVries, MSc, TNO Quality of Life, The Netherlands
Physical Activity Relationships with Urban Form for Youth, Lawrence D. Frank, PhD, University of British Columbia
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Likelihood of Physical Activity: The Role of Neighborhood Characteristics, Stephanie L. Taylor, PhD, MPH, RAND Corporation
The Effect of Sport Facilities and Trail Systems on the Use of Green Spaces for Physical Activity Among Latino(a) Americans, Monika Stodolska, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urban Park Use and Physical Activity, Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH, RAND Corporation
Modeling Urban Trail Use: The Importance of Viewsheds and Trail Characteristics, Jeffrey Wilson, PhD, Indiana University Purdue University IndianapolisThe Urban Built Environment and Obesity in New York City: A Multi-Level Analysis, Andrew Rundle, DrPH, Columbia University
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The city plans to hold five public meetings on a possible November vote on taxes to pay for transportation needs. Each of the city's transportation "open houses" runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., including a formal presentation that begins at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, March 16: Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St.
- Monday, March 20: NewHolly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave. S.
- Tuesday, March 28: Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St.
- Wednesday, March 29: West Seattle High School, 3000 California Ave. S.W.
- Tuesday, April 4: Ballard High School, 1418 N.W. 65th St.
Meeting rooms are ADA accessible. For interpretation services call 206-684-8297.
- How much people in Seattle will be asked to pay in new taxes.
- What types of taxes would be proposed -- property taxes, or other taxes and fees linked to transportation, or some combination.
- Whether any tax package will be linked to the viaduct project.
Green Infrastructure brings in the Green
There are also opportunities to bring economic benefits to Seattle. As this article by Steve Nicholas, who directs the Office of Sustainability and the Environment, suggests. As a region, we are already ahead of the curve, but how do we maintain that edge showing the citizens of the world how to rethink urbanism in an exciting new way.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Genessee Missing Link
Beacon Hill-Columbia-Lake Washington Multi-modal Trail
Raincatchers Program in Rainier Valley
Rainier/MLK Below Grade Intersection
Of these, they've submitted a CIP application for the Genessee Missing Link proposal that they describe thus:
". . . for the City’s Capital Projects submittal, due on March 20, we will propose a “missing link” project to link disconnected portions of Genessee Park. The project would consist of street improvements on 42nd Street (beautifying and correcting a number of problems such as the missing sidewalks to the park), and a multi-modal trail that makes a clear and purposeful connection between the lake portion of Genessee Park and the Community Center portion."
What about your group? What are you proposing to the city? And how can we help?