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The Seattle Commons
Commons [Human Interface
Technology Lab, Univ. of Washington]
The CEDeS Lab (Community and Environmental Design
and Simulation Laboratory) combines the use of
digital media with the professional design
disciplines of CAUP to create a center for
research and teaching in advanced simulation
for urban and architectural design, landscape
design, and artificial virtual
Commons, or Park Ave?
The Seattle Commons seems like a great idea, but as the plans go
the park shrinks, the price
tag goes up, and the Commons increasingly looks like a playground for the
wealthy. by Bernard Regier
Soccer group seeks Redmond-owned
farmland preserve, Seattle Times
Feb.7, 1999, by Brier Dudley
"A youth soccer group has its eye on a site for
several playfields - Sammamish Valley farmland owned by the city of
Redmond. So far, there has been little opposition, even
though the proposal comes amid a furious tug-of-war between sports
and farmland-preservation groups, each wanting the
last flat fields in the growing metropolitan area."
South Lake Union changing, Commons or no Commons , Seattle Times,
May 16, 1996
by Barbara A. Serrano
With or without the Seattle Commons, South Lake Union is evolving into a
more white-collar, upscale neighborhood.
Ten construction projects are under way or awaiting final approval - and
none hinges on whether voters approve the Commons on Tuesday.
for Public Spaces, Inc.]
Garvin, Alexander; Gayle Berens; and Christopher Leinberger.
Parks and Open Space, 1997.
"Produced by the Urban Land Institute in
cooperation with the Trust for Public Land, this new book
offers practical, cost-effective strategies for
creating urban parks and open spaces...the 225-page book describes how
successful park and open space projects contribute to a
community's economy and quality of life."
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