Ambitious plans to create a large sports and entertainment district in Calgary, Canada have been given the green light after a public funding package was agreed for the development. The City of Calgary has agreed to provide half of the funding for the CA$550m (US$416m, €371m, £344m), project, which is driven by Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) and the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited (Stampede).
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ROSSETTI, a Detroit-based global architectural design and planning firm is drafting a master plan for the $300 million development of the former Brewster-Douglass housing project.
Mark Murphy is perched nearly 50 feet above the Titletown District he was instrumental in creating. And while the Green Bay Packers’ president and CEO doesn’t stick out his chest, he most certainly could. The full-sized football field and 40-yard dash area are both bustling. There’s a bevy of activity on the playgrounds, which are designed for a variety of age groups.
As Detroit seeks to reclaim its status as a world-class city, the importance of mixed-use neighborhoods will be at the forefront of the revival to ensure the city can recapture the decades of population loss and patterns of single-family home sprawl. It will be critical to apply thoughtful urban design practices to these neighborhoods as a way to redefine city living and pave a road for inclusive housing.
Here’s one reason to hope for snowfall. Welcome to the inaugural season for Titletown, the new gem of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Titletown, which flanks Lambeau Field, is an amenity-oriented development which has quickly become a cultural destination for the region. As ice skaters lace up to try the brand-new rink, children glide down Ariens Hill with tubes (which are returned to the top of the hill by automation). The development also has a playground, sports field, and fitness programming to enjoy all winter. A warming hut allows parents to watch their kids on the hill.