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landuse thread - Altamont shuts windmills for bird migration

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 01:35 pm
I've been reading a fair bit about Montreal's subways lately. They must have a new p.r. hack.

That said, I'd really like to see some of those stations. Looks like some interesting work - and function in design IS interesting.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 01:57 pm
I like the basic problem, a long box, a certain amount of things that have to go in it... now do you make it an interesting space and not just interesting for, say, a month, and have it function well for pedestrian flow, etc.

On articles on Canadian cities, archnewsnow often shows articles from the Toronto Star, but that's a site you have to register to see and many don't like to.

I promised to try to warn people when they have to register, back in my first post here, but the problem is, that in order to read some things I've registered at a few myself and don't have to again, and I haven't kept track of those. Great articles come up in the Chicago Tribune, but they want to know all sorts of info, and I shy away from that. Most that require registering only want to put a wee cookie on your computer and I don't mind that myself.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 01:59 pm
Christopher Hume, with the Toronto Star, often writes interesting pieces. I've gone to look at a few buildings based on his comments/reviews.

Lots going on, design-wise, here.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 02:00 pm
Yeh, I remember the name. Maybe I'll start including some links for that. Or you add them, if you see pieces you like.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 02:04 pm
I also realized recently that in all my swooning over New York City - Toronto is a dang fine looking city - so I've started taking photos of buildings/street art etc here.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 02:07 pm
Ohhhhhh, good, I want to see them sometime.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 02:11 pm
I've made a promise to myself to get some of that sorted and online in the weeks between dog camp and returning to New York.

I managed to download about 350 last weekend, but got no further.

There are, I think, some really interesting photos of midway art in that download as well as streetscapes, design features, wall art.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 02:13 pm
Salivating...

Well, here I'm nagging you but I haven't put my own photos of places up.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 06:22 pm
New wetlands development opened by Army Corp of Engineers -

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/local/12671080.htm
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 06:35 pm
DOG CAMP? I think I've heard it all, now. Am I supposed to jump on the band wagon and send my cats to camp?
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 06:39 pm
Skimmed over the article, osso. Horrible developement, but I supposed we are not destined to learn from experience.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 06:58 pm
Roger - I just KNOW you're dying to learn more about this. hehehehehehe
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 08:08 pm
Cat camp? Isn't that oxymoronic?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 08:11 pm
Yeh, Roger, that is approximately what the editor of archnewsnow said as an intro, something like "can't we ever learn?"
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 08:38 pm
It's an odd situation, all around. About a decade ago they fined a farmer for using tires to slow erosion in some ditches. It was an EPA thing. At about the same time, they experimented with dumping tires in Wyoming, and sure enough, impoverished beavers with not trees build dams out of tires. Now, they're permitting real wetlands to be developed.

I suppose it's only natural the Army Corps of Engineers would go one way, and the EPA another.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 08:53 pm
I was slow to learn about ecology as it wasn't a subject when I was in college, at least that I had heard of, though it exploded as a subject shortly thereafter, I was, er, busy.

But since I have opened my eyes, I think people have been trying to curb rampant erosion. So that farmers with tires example seems... stupid.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 08:57 pm
It's a continuing problem. A law is passed with good intent, and turned over to a regulatory agency for implementation. Like good little bureaucrats, they start churning out regulations. Common sense is optional, and once written, regulations must be enforced even handedly. Pretty soon, ecology and environmentalism have a bad name
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2005 08:59 pm
Yes, when it, by nature, only makes common sense.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 23 Sep, 2005 10:50 am
Altamont windmill farm shuts down 1/2 of windmills for bird migration;

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/23/BAGCVES7RS1.DTL
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2007 07:35 pm
Well, more on birds and bats and cats and wind turbines, HERE
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