Known for their work on climate action and resilience planning from West Hollywood to Cambridge, Mass., Buro Happold has been tapped for a wide reaching new plan for the Metropolitan Council, which represents 186 municipalities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region
Cities are powerful engines of economic growth; however, they also have an enormous footprint — consuming over 75% of natural resources, producing over 50% of global waste, and emitting between 60-80% of greenhouse gas emissions
The project, which redevelops parts of a former US Military barracks, takes a new approach to suburban development by combining affordability, individuality, and diversity, while prioritising pedestrians and greenery over cars.
Applications to build coach houses, basement units and attic apartments poured in during the first month of a pilot program in Chicago, as the addition of units became legal in the city for the first time in nearly 65 years.
Too often the concept “active transportation” produces environments that are not fully accessible. The history of Roosevelt Island, named for a disabled president who used a wheelchair, offers lessons at once troubling and hopeful.
The new tower will be largely residential with 1,325 rental apartments; 25 percent of those are planned permanently affordable (330 units) and will be offered to households earning less than 50 percent of the area’s median income