29 Aug by jvandiver in What We're Reading In this edition: Huntsville recognized as a “recreation destination”; smart roads; a planning department re-branding. The Aquatic Pavilion at Huntsville Botanical Garden. (Photo credit: Huntsville Botanical Garden) Around the Web “Every State’s Best Destination For Nature Lovers.” Expedia Viewfinder, July 25, 2017 Huntsville’s growing reputation as a recreation destination has been recognized by travel site Expedia. “Plans Move Forward to Bring Bike Lanes to Downtown Huntsville.“ WHNT, August 2, 2017 Several downtown streets are scheduled to receive bike/pedestrian improvements, starting with Spragins Street this fall. “Roads That Pay For Themselves.“ Government Technology, August 14, 2017 A private company is planning a pilot “smart road” project in Kansas City, scheduled to open in 2018. “Branding Matters in Local Government.“ Co.Design, August 14, 2017 The City of Atlanta’s Planning Department recently underwent a re-branding, making public notices and documents easier to read. “Winning: The Garage at Clinton Row.“ City of Huntsville Cityblog, August 22, 2017 A retail development on the ground floor of a Downtown parking garage recently won an award from the International Downtown Association. Know of something you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep it planning-related, please.