missdiane: (Kitty checking out bird)
[personal profile] missdiane
[livejournal.com profile] spikesgirl58 brought up a good point on my previous post about turning old malls into living areas. There are places in cities where it's an all-in-one deal of living space, work space, shopping space where people don't need to leave and she's concerned about folks not getting outside. Fair point. Very fair.

However, there are solutions which cities are getting behind. It's called Urban Forestry. I know well about it because our folks do research on it and even have an entire curriculum about it. (Personal note...hm...looks like I need to poke Jason and his crew about getting the research stuff up on that site. tsk tsk!)

The experience that I've had - aside from good ol' Central Park in NYC is I've visited the High Line there too where they've taken an old railway line on the West Side of Manhattan and turned it into a rambling park. It is SUPER cool to be able to go from all the hustle and bustle down at street level and go up and walk along all the greenspace. More big cities are "going green" and finally getting around to recognizing the importance of having gardens, flowers, trees and just even grass for people to enjoy. I hear about kids that grew up in the city that have never been able to lie in grass. Even in places like Detroit, it's happening

Here's hoping that the trend keeps going. Literally a "grassroots" movement at its finest.

Date: 13 Jun 2017 13:44 (UTC)
anisiriusmagus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anisiriusmagus
Sounds a great idea! I'm all for more green spaces. Our ham-fisted new govt has just appointed someone as helpful as Trump as Environment secretary. I hope the whole thing collapses. Looking after the environment is bigger than all of us or any single political party.


missdiane: (Default)

October 2017

123 4567
8 9101112 1314
1516171819 2021

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated 22 October 2017 21:04
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios