Buying a Champs ticket

first_img INCREASING PORTION If you’re planning to attend ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships at the National Stadium from March 15 to 19, you’ll need a ticket. Colleen Montague, the head of ISSA’s Champs planning committee, told Champs Watch this week how to purchase the most sought-after tickets in local sport. Regarding tickets to the Stadium grandstand, Mrs Montague said the first step is to place an order. That is done via email to issa@cwjamaica.com. “Once that is placed, we try to facilitate as many persons as we can,” she outlined. “Depending on the availability of tickets and if you order, say five, we will proceed to inform you if we can supply you with the five tickets, based on your request and what we have available.” General ticket sales start at 8 a.m. on March 12, the Saturday before Champs at the stadium’s ticket office. As in previous years, sales will continue at the Stadium throughout the days of Champs from March 15 to 19. Asked how many grandstand tickets are available, she said, “It varies, and there’s no definitive number as to what is available for spectators because it is dependent on the requests that have been already filled by the email order, and it’s dependent on the number of complimentary tickets that we have available to the pool.” She dispelled the notion that sponsors are getting an ever increasing portion of the tickets to the grandstand. “We don’t give the sponsors any more tickets than we have in our contractual arrangements which are set over a period of time, so the sponsors are not the main takers of tickets in no way, form or fashion,” she continued. Especially because income from Champs and schoolboy football funds 13 other high-school sports which are not sponsored, Mrs Montague is hoping Champs will be well attended. She recounted that in 2015, on the final day of the event, tickets to the National Stadium bleachers were sold out. “It certainly promises to be a full Stadium. Certainly, on the Saturday. We hope it will spread across the other days,” she added. She pinpointed the popular Friday-evening session of finals, which include the 400 metres hurdles and the 100 metres. – Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.last_img read more

June Building Numbers

first_imgThe key to the-year-over year difference remains the Enerplex permit, issued in March of this year for over 23 million.As for city revenue, the year-to-date total is just under 115 thousand dollars, as compared to last year’s first half total of about 108 thousand 500. The value of construction in Fort St. John was down 50 percent last month, from what it was in June of 2007.However, on a year-to-date basis it’s still about ten million dollars ahead, of last year’s pace.There were 32 permits issued last month, for a total value of just over 6 million 600 thousand dollars.- Advertisement -That compares to more than 12 million for the 33 permits issued, in June of 2007.However, in the first six months of this year, 144 permits were issued valued at nearly 49 million dollars.By comparison, the value of the 135 issued in the first half of last year, was less than 39 million.Advertisementlast_img read more

For the record

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An article Monday incorrectly reported the tenure of Georgia Mercer on the Los Angeles Community College District board. She was appointed in 1998 and elected to her first full term in 1999.last_img

West Ham had to be more clinical against Chelsea, says Manuel Pellegrini

first_imgNonetheless, Pellegrini was pleased with his side’s improvement as they continue to recover from a terrible start to the season.He told talkSPORT: “Today we had three real chances to win the game. We played a very good tactical game because we allowed them to have the possession, but they didn’t create too many chances.“When you have those clear chances, you must score. Not only Yarmolenko, Michail Antonio also had a very clear chance.” Pellegrini was happy with the result Yarmolenko couldn’t believe he missed LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Pellegrini was without injured star striker Marko Arnautovic, who has been involved in 80% of the Hammers’ goals this season.He added: “Arnautovic was a big miss, he is an important player, he’s scoring goals.“I’m happy because we’re improving. That is the way to try to win.“When you’re against big teams, if you cannot win, at least don’t lose it.“We have our first clean sheet because we are working better in defence.” West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his side could’ve secured an unlikely victory over Chelsea if they were more clinical in front of goal.The Hammers earned a goalless draw against the Blues, but they had the best chance to win the game when Andriy Yarmolenko somehow headed wide with the goal at his mercy. REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies woncenter_img MONEY impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF RANKED ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 silverware last_img read more

Kane’s answer when asked by Spanish reporter about Real Madrid link

first_imgHe then walked off and left the Estadio Benito Villamarin to join up with his team-mates on the bus.Kane has been linked with Los Blancos for the past couple of years since storming onto the scene as one of the planet’s premier strikers in the 2014/15 season.It was reported only last week that the Spurs star was now top of Real president Florentino Perez’s wish list following their poor start to the season.And before the game, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos talked up the 25-year-old’s technical capabilities when asked if any of England’s players could thrive in Spain’s top flight.However, the player has refused to be drawn on all the talk, which will be music to Spurs fans’ ears. Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford celebrate with England captain Harry Kane, who assisted two of their goals against Spain As for the match itself, England stormed to a 3-0 first-half lead thanks to two goals from Raheem Sterling and one from Marcus Rashford. Kane was credited with two assists.The second period was a different story, however, and the Three Lions ended up having to hang on for a 3-2 win for an impressive three points in their UEFA Nations League group. Having helped England beat Spain on their own turf, Harry Kane was inevitably quizzed about a potential transfer to La Liga.The Tottenham striker was caught by a Marca reporter as he left the stadium and was asked: “Would you like to go to Real Madrid.”Kane simply replied: “Sorry, not today!” 2center_img Harry Kane remains committed to Spurs, but will undoubtedly be hot property in the next couple of transfer windows getty 2last_img read more

Estranged pair’s shooting apparent murder-suicide

first_img “I’m shocked,” he said of the deaths. Hunt had been arrested on an illegal firearms charge in September by Los Angeles police but was released the following day, Sheriff’s Department records show. Romprey hadn’t attended Reel Cowboy meetings for more than a year, but Hunt had walked with the group Saturday in the Palmdale Christmas parade, wearing Western-style clothes and carrying a rifle replica he made. Hunt’s gunmaking had introduced him to movie stuntmen who belong to Reel Cowboys, and he had joined the group five or six years ago, Altfeld said. Hunt had brought Romprey into the group. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Detectives are not certain whether Hunt had been living with Romprey and her children, Hartshorne said. The shootings occurred just after 6 p.m. at a house in the 3000 block of Carrolos Street, officials said. Deputies found the couple dead when they went to the house on a report that shots had been fired there. The couple had been separated and Hunt, a retired Canadian firefighter and gunmaker, had apparently been living with a friend and then out of his car, according to a member of a Western movie group to which both belonged. “He hadn’t been living there for some time,” said Sheldon Altfeld, who had attended a wedding reception in 2004 for the couple at her home. Altfeld said he saw no signs of violence in the relationship and believed they separated merely because they didn’t get along. Altfeld said he heard Hunt had been applying for U.S. citizenship. ACTON – An estranged Acton couple died in an apparent murder-suicide at the woman’s home, authorities said Tuesday. Maurice “Moe” Hunt, 55, is believed to have shot Michelle Lee Romprey, 43, then turned the gun on himself Monda, sheriff’s deputies said. Her two sons were at the house but were not harmed. “We’re not quite sure of the relationship and the state of it at this time,” sheriff’s homicide Lt. Joe Hartshorne said. “They definitely were acquainted with each other.” Coroner’s officials are expected today to make a formal declaration of whether the deaths were murder and suicide. A gun was found by deputies, Hartshorne said. last_img read more

Onyango comfortably uganda’s best ever

first_imgOnyango has been voted the best goalkeeper in Africa for the last four years (file photo)KAMAPALA – Grew up watching some very talented goalkeepers. Former Simba and KCCA custodian Paul Ssali’s only competition among the keepers to come out of the late seventies, was SC Villa’s Jamil Kasirye.Even then, my infantile mind never really forgave Kasirye for failing to save a single penalty as Kenya edged Uganda Cranes to the 1982 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala.Apprehension towards the sight of Kasirye in Cranes’ goal among the national team’s fans, yours truly included, morphed into open hostility in 1983 when the giant shot stopper was deemed to be at fault as Uganda surrendered a 1-0 lead from the first leg in Dar es Salaam to fall 1-3 at home to Tanzania’s Taifa Stars in an African Nations Cup qualifier. To date, I have never really comprehended how Zamayon Mogella and Peter Tino reduced Nakivubo Stadium to tears.The mid-eighties saw a drop in the quality of goalkeeping, with KCCA’s John Tebusweke, Nile FC’s Adam Wenga and Express FC’s Steve Ssegujja considered the creme de la creme.It was Sadiq Wassa who was recruited by KCCA from Nile FC ‘Omuliro’ around 1987 who raised the bar to the level last seen with Ssali when he guided KCCA to the 1978 Cecafa Club Championships and Cranes to the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations finals.For almost a decade, no man between the sticks could match Wassa. Vividly remember his penalty saving exploits in 1989 as the Cranes beat a gifted Malawi team including the Waya brothers, Lawrence and Harry plus Young Chimodze; as Uganda won their first Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in twelve years.Believe it or not, Cranes fans lined the Kampala-Entebbe highway to welcome the boys back from Nairobi, Kenya.This century has belonged to Denis Masinde Onyango. No Ugandan keeper, or footballer for that matter, has matched the Mamelodi Sundowns’ for individual accolades.Phillip Omondi made the team of the tournament as Uganda lost the 1978 AFCON finals. That’s the closest Onyango has had for competition. Otherwise, this is the fourth consecutive year in which he is regarded as the best African keeper based on the continent. His inclusion in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) team of the year confirms that.However, Onyango needn’t rest on his laurels. He must now gun for the big one. Though on the wrong side of thirty, he should be aiming to join Cameroon legend Thomas Nkono (1976, 1979) and Morocco’s Badou Zaki (1985) as the only keepers to win the CAF African footballer of the year award.The sky is the limit. If he can lead Cranes to the finals in June’s AFCON finals in Egypt, he will have surpassed Kenya’s Mahmood Abbas (only keeper ever to go through the league season without conceding a goal), Zimbabwe’s Japhet Muparutsya, Sudan’s Ahmed Brema and Tanzania’s Iddi Pazi as East and Central Africa’s greatest ever.Comments Tags: Adam WengaCafDenis OnyangoJohn TebuswekePhilip OmondiSadiq WassaSteve Ssegujjatoplast_img read more

Brand South Africa, Freedom Park honour struggle heroes

first_imgOn 27 April 2017 Brand South Africa partnered with Freedom Park to celebrate 23 years of freedom in South Africa.Freedom Park tells the story of Africa from the dawn of man to recent history, including the chapter on South Africa’s liberation struggle. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Freedom Park is a cultural institution housing a museum and a memorial dedicated to chronicling and honouring the many who contributed to South Africa’s liberation.The museum aims to preserve and narrate the story of the African continent, and specifically South Africa, from the dawn of humanity, through pre-colonial, colonial and apartheid history and heritage, to the post-apartheid nation of today.It is a long walk, spanning some 3.6-billion years. On 27 April 2017, normal entry tariffs did not apply at Freedom Park and members of the public we granted free entry.last_img read more

Google Chrome Gains as Firefox, IE Lose

first_imgTags:#Browsers#Google#NYT#Trends#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market sarah perez The growth of the Firefox web browser is one that’s been spurred on by word-of-mouth referrals, volunteerism and community-funded advertising campaigns to raise awareness. Over the years, the alternative web browser slowly chipped away at dominant Internet Explorer’s market share, despite its competitor’s advantage of coming bundled with the Windows operating system. By January of last year, Firefox topped 20% market share and by December, it reached 22%. But now, that growth has stalled. Actually, it has declined a slight 0.18 percentage points over the past month. Meanwhile, IE declined by 0.60 points. And what’s to blame for these drops? None other than Google Chrome, the speedy WebKit-based browser from the Internet search giant which will soon be the basis of a new netbook operating system by the same name. Chrome Gains While Others DropBetween January and February, Google Chrome was the only browser to gain market share, reports Ars Technica, who gathered their data from Net Applications. By month-end, Chrome reached a 5.61% market share, a decent slice of the pie and more than other browsers like Apple’s Safari (4.45%) and Opera (2.35%), both of which have been around far longer. You could argue that Chrome’s growth has to do primarily with who makes it: Google, of course. Thanks to advertisements for the new browser right on the Google.com homepage, Google has a platform for getting word out to an audience of millions quickly. However, those ads have been gone for some time now and Chrome still climbs. Why is that?Interestingly enough, it’s not due to an advanced feature set. Chrome has been notorious for lacking even the most basic browser features, having initially launched without support for RSS feeds, extensions or a Mac version (all of which have been added now, RSS support via an optional extension, though). Yet despite these missing features, Chrome managed to capture 1% of the browser market within the first day of its release back in September 2008. Chrome is Fast, but Not the Fastest One factor that may make the browser so appealing is its speed. Based on the open source Webkit engine, which also powers Apple’s Safari browser, Chrome easily beats out Firefox and IE in a number of browser speed tests. However, speed can’t be only reason for its climb – independent browser Opera beat Chrome in several categories including browser boot-up and Javascript performance, for example. And with the latest Opera release, the company claims they’ve created “the world’s fastest browser for Windows.” And our own Frederic Lardinois confirmed this by doing speed tests. Chrome’s Rise Due to Extensions and Mac Version?So if it’s not speed alone, what else may be driving Chrome’s growth? Besides the release of a long-awaited Mac version in December, another factor could be the launch of extensions for Chrome. These add-on software applications put the Google browser more firmly on the same playing field as the others in the market. Many heavy web surfers rely on particular extensions, having grown comfortable with their favorites over the years. Some would even say they require them in order to work effectively on the web. Or Is It Bookmark Sync?In addition, Chrome recently released a handy “bookmark sync” feature last month. This lets Chrome users keep their favorite saved websites synced in between multiple computers just by associating a Chrome installation with their Google account. Still, no single Chrome feature can account entirely for its rapid growth. Opera is faster, Safari is speedy as well, all offer extensions and Safari supports Mac and PC, too. So perhaps what’s really appealing about Chrome is its simplicity. With a design that eschews search boxes and heavy toolbars in favor of one big combo search/address box, only four navigation/action buttons and just two menu buttons which are labeled with icons, not names, Chrome keeps the focus on the web, not the browser. And that may be its best selling point of all. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Rust Belt Cities Go Green to Aid Urban Revival

first_imgMillions for deconstructionVan Dyk currently has $6.6 million from the federal government to tear down about a tenth of the city’s abandoned homes. To make sure it’s used in a way that benefits both the environment and the remaining residents, he is working with Pytel’s organization, Detroit’s Dynamo Metrics, and staff in Gary’s parks and stormwater management departments to develop a comprehensive demolition strategy.More than one fifth of the buildings in Gary, Indiana, are vacant. [Photo credit: Lotzman Katzman via Flickr]One part of that strategy entails “deconstructing” rather than simply demolishing buildings, so that contractors can comb them for valuable old-growth timber, vintage fixtures, and other reusable elements. This spring, the Delta Institute received a $385,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to build a reclamation and reuse facility in Gary similar to one it launched in Chicago in 2009, which has since diverted around 9,700 tons of building materials from landfills. Jennifer White, a former Chicago architect who now lives in Gary, has launched a similar project to salvage building materials and use the money from reselling them to remodel or demolish homes in her neighborhood.The second part of the strategy involves finding conservation-oriented uses for lots opened up by demolition. One idea already being piloted is to turn them into tree farms. Fresh Coast Capital, a real-estate investment firm based in Chicago, is planting poplar trees on 60 acres of abandoned land in Gary and six other Rust Belt cities; the fast-growing trees suck up heavy metals and other industrial pollutants with their deep roots, and will potentially sequester 14,000 tons of carbon dioxide over 15 years. They will then be harvested as timber and the revitalized land returned to municipal governments. By then, city leaders hope, they will have the resources to redevelop it. Can Rural Living Be As Green As Urban Living? Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City LotRingside Seats on an Urban Planning RivalryUrban Infill Sites Increasingly Favored for New HomesThe Uneven Burden of Energy CostsStormwater: Rain Gardens and Drywells RELATED ARTICLES Seeing the benefits of more open spaceIn Gary, the broader vision is to concentrate economic development in a number of “nodes,” each of which would be surrounded by leafy corridors of “re-greened” land. The corridors would separate the nodes, helping to give each neighborhood a more distinct identity, as well as bring residents the benefits of open space and serve as pathways for wildlife moving between existing natural areas. A land-use plan for preserving Gary’s core green space is already in place, and officials are currently revising the city’s Byzantine zoning regulations to make redevelopment of the nodes easier.Projects in Gary are at an even earlier stage than in Detroit, however, and walking the city’s cracked sidewalks, it can be hard to envision a turnaround. Decades of layoffs at the steel mills, compounded by white flight, have left behind a population that is 28 percent poor, 19 percent unemployed, and 85 percent black, living in a landscape where more than a fifth of the buildings are vacant, more than a third of the buildings are blighted, and almost half of the lots are empty.But van Dyk and many of his colleagues, including Gary’s dynamic mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, have high hopes for a green renaissance. Standing in his office on the second floor of a repurposed bank, van Dyk unfurled a map of the city to illustrate what the future might hold. Around 12,500 tiny blue rectangles dotted the map, representing orphaned parcels whose property taxes haven’t been paid in more than a decade.“There’s a lot of flooding over here,” he said, pointing a pink highlighter at the Midtown district. “The infrastructure’s decrepit. There’s really low population, and really high ecological value.” Wielding the highlighter like a miniature bulldozer, he traced a winding path over solid blocks of blue, knocking down houses so that strands of wilderness interlaced the neighborhood and neglected parks returned to wetland.That green network, he said, could help alleviate many of the city’s problems. “Vacant property affects everything from quality of life, public safety, and property values to economic development and stormwater management,” said van Dyk. By WINIFRED BIRDDepending on how you look at it, Gary, Indiana is facing either the greatest crisis in its 110-year history, or the greatest opportunity. The once-prosperous center of steel production has lost more than half its residents in the past 50 years. Just blocks from city hall, streets are so full of crumbling, burned-out houses and lush weeds that they more closely resemble the nuclear ghost town of Pripyat, near Chernobyl, than Chicago’s glitzy downtown an hour to the northwest. Air, water, and soil pollution are severe.Yet in the midst of this, Gary has quantities of open space that more prosperous cities can only dream of, and sits on a stretch of lakeshore where plant biodiversity rivals Yellowstone National Park. Now, the big question for Gary, and for dozens of other shrinking cities across the United States’ Rust Belt — which collectively have lost more than a third of their population since the middle of the 20th century — is how to turn this situation to their advantage. Expanding existing wilderness areasAnother idea is to use vacant lots to augment or link the rich wilderness areas that already exist in Gary. The city hugs the southern curve of Lake Michigan, sitting on top of a globally rare ecosystem called dune-and-swale, where cacti, orchids, black oaks, and more than 1,400 other plant species grow in alternating strips of wetland and sand dunes.Although the U.S. Steel Corporation destroyed much of this ecosystem when it founded Gary — and the steel mill at its heart — in 1906, roughly 500 acres survive in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and several other preserves that abut the mill. The mill continues to operate with a fraction of its former workforce.The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is home to a globally rare ecosystem called dune-and-swale. [Photo credit: JJ via Flickr]City officials have approached the managers of these preserves about expanding their holdings by rehabilitating vacant lots. But Kristopher Krouse, the executive director of the Shirley Heinz Land Trust, which manages about 50 acres of intact dune-and-swale habitat in Gary, said that could be difficult. While he enthusiastically supports the city’s efforts, and believes some of the properties targeted for demolition might work as buffers around existing preserves, Krouse questioned whether taking on scattered properties degraded by crushed foundations or former industrial use would be meaningful from a conservation perspective.A third, and so far more promising reuse strategy, is to link demolition with stormwater management. Brenda Scott-Henry, director of green urbanism for Gary, said that whenever crews take down a property they create a three- to four-inch depression on the site and plant grass so that rain soaks into the water table rather than running off into sewage pipes.In areas with severe flooding, her department is starting to install more extensive green infrastructure, such as infiltration beds made up of buried gravel that act like an underground sponge to slow down the flow of water.These measures are crucial because Gary, like many older cities, has a combined sewage system that carries rainwater, sewage, and industrial wastewater to the treatment plant in the same pipes. During heavy storms — which are becoming more common due to climate change —rainwater overwhelms the system, forcing the sanitary district to discharge huge amounts of raw sewage into rivers that lead to Lake Michigan, the region’s largest source of drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Gary to fix the problem, but doing so with traditional infrastructure would cost hundreds of millions of dollars.“If we have to spend that money, why not use it to address some of the other issues we have here, like high unemployment [and the need for] buffers to reduce flooding in severe weather events?” Scott-Henry said. She plans to meet the EPA’s demands through a combination of gray and green infrastructure, as many Rust Belt cities are doing. Workers trained through a city jobs program for ex-offenders will maintain the plantings over the long term.Rain gardens bring more direct benefits to neighborhoods, as well. In Philadelphia, several studies have linked a city-wide initiative to landscape more than 16 million square feet of vacant land — part of a stormwater-reduction effort — to reductions in violent crime and stress. Those are urgent problems in Gary, where murder rates are high (though declining) and police have found the bodies of at least seven victims inside abandoned homes.Even more than safety, though, community organizer Jessie Renslow said she values the hope that greening projects bring.“It’s easy to be cynical, because Gary has been planned to death, and people have had their hearts broken before,” she said. “The people who have decided to stay are ready for a positive reincarnation.” The answer that is beginning to emerge in Gary and other cities of the Rust Belt — which stretches across the upper Northeast through to the Great Lakes and industrial Midwest — is urban greening on a large scale. The idea is to turn scrubby, trash-strewn vacant lots into vegetable gardens, tree farms, stormwater management parks, and pocket prairies that make neighborhoods both more livable and more sustainable.These types of initiatives have been evolving at the grassroots level for decades in places like Detroit and Buffalo; now, they are starting to attract significant funding from private investors, non-profits, and government agencies, says Eve Pytel, who is director of strategic priorities at the Delta Institute, a Chicago environmental organization active in Gary and several other Rust Belt cities. “There’s a tremendous interest because some of these things are lower cost than traditional development, but at the same time their implementation will actually make the other land more developable,” she said.Or, as Joseph van Dyk, Gary’s director of planning and redevelopment, put it, “If you lived next to a vacant house and now all of a sudden you live next to a forest, you’re in better shape.” A new model: disinvestmentVan Dyk noted that city planning in the U.S. had long been predicated on growth. But, he added, “That’s been turned on its head since the Seventies — Detroit, Cleveland, Youngstown, Flint, Gary have this relatively new problem of, how do you adjust for disinvestment? How do you reallocate your resources and re-plan your cities?”Detroit, which has at least 20 square miles of abandoned land, has been a leader in envisioning alternative uses for sites that once would have been targeted for conventional redevelopment. The city has 1,400 or more urban farms and community gardens, a tree-planting plan so ambitious the local press says it “could serve as a model for postindustrial cities worldwide,” and $8.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to implement green infrastructure projects and install solar panels on other vacant lots.But while demolition itself has added an estimated $209 million to the equity of remaining homes in Detroit, Danielle Lewinski, vice president and director of Michigan Initiatives for the Flint-based Center for Community Progress, said hard data on the value of greening projects is more difficult to come by.“There’s opportunity in Detroit to see an impact in surrounding property values, and therefore people’s interest in that area,” said Lewinski, who has been involved in land-use planning there. “The key, though, is that it needs to be done in a way that is strategic and links to other attributes that would attract a person to move into a neighborhood. My concern is that green reuse, absent a connection to a broader vision, may not be nearly as successful from an economic value standpoint.” Winifred Bird is a freelance journalist who writes about the environment for the Japan Times, Environmental Health Perspectives, Christian Science Monitor and other publications. This article originally appeared at Yale Environment 360.last_img read more