The Daily Buzz for April 4, 2011

The day’s best urbanism reads.

The pleasant end product of the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project in Seoul, which tore down an urban highway. Flickr user madmarv00

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Canada’s cities say a proposal to scrap a $1-billion infrastructure fund will rob them of one of their few remaining sources of federal cash. The Globe and Mail

N.J. Slabbert writes the the State of Maryland missed an opportunity to enhance urban life following the defeat of a bill that would have promoted transit-oriented development. There is little hope for the bill’s revival, Slabbert writes, but “the ideas it contains are worthy of continued discussion and debate.” The Baltimore Sun

A study by the National Association of Realtors reveals that most Americans prefer living in communities that are walkable, mixed-use and incorporate smart-growth principles. Marketwire

Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell — who also co-founded the Mother Nature Network — has authored a new book called Growing a Better America: Smart, Strong and Sustainable. Smartplanet.

At a lecture in Vancouver last week, Dr. Kee Yeon Hwang spoke about the massive Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project in Seoul, which tore down a disruptive highway to create a public greenspace. Grist

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