Destination Development expert, Roger Brooks, gives a 30-second tour of a recent urban revitalization project in Rapid City.
Back in the day, if you wanted people to enjoy the mountains and nature, it was enough to create a national park with some hiking trails. Then people wanted a visitor’s center and some roads to tour the area. Then it was ski resorts and helicopter tours. Now “skywalks” are all the rave. It started with […]
In 2007, the City of Round Rock, Texas (pop. 105,000) allocated over $18 million to renovate 570 acres of Old Settlers Park to create: 3 miles of trails, 20 baseball fields (all lit), 5 softball fields (all lit), 2 football fields (lit), 5 soccer fields (lit), 14 small and 1/2 size soccer fields, 12 tennis […]
What are parents going to tell their friends about when they return from a trip? Lots of stuff, presumably. But things that get their kids excited get bumped to the top of the list. Especially when there’s a great photo op. Tire Park (Nishi Rokugo Koen) is a fantasy filled playground in Tokyo’s Ota Ward. If […]
Part of Singapore’s impressive and admirable effort to make their city greener includes a mechanical forest that looks about as organic as Keith Richard’s guitar. However, the 18 steel “supertrees” are greener than they may seem. They serve as 25-50 meter-high vertical gardens (with actual plants hanging on them), venting ducts for nearby conservatories, rainwater collectors and […]