Posts Tagged ‘the Grand Canal’

October 04, 2011

Let’s Bring the Paris-Plage to Phoenix

by: Will Novak

Tweet Today’s post is by contributing writer Will Novak: Fred Kent, President of the Project for Public Spaces, has said that in his opinion the best public space in the world is an annual month long summer program along the Seine in Paris, the Paris-Plage (Paris Beach). For one month each summer the roadways near the Seine are closed down, covered in sand and turned into man made beaches full of programs, events and games.  Every year millions of Parisians who are unable to leave the City for the summer enjoy the man made Riviera on the Seine. Paris’ Plage…

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October 06, 2010

A Tribute to the Canals of Phoenix

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet I know it seems like I keep harping on all the things I find problematic about Phoenix and I tend to point out the things we could learn from other cities.  But this doesn’t mean there aren’t already great things about living here, right now, just the way they are.  Today I wanted to touch on one of those things, and that is our canal system. There has been much discussion, much speculation and much thought put into our canal system thanks to Nan Ellin’s visionary Canalscape project which is now being overseen by Valley Forward Association. But what…

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