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Thick Green Line

P&R Now, the blog of Parks and Recreation magazine has a post up from Abby Cocke of Baltimore’s Parks and People giving her take on Majora Carter’s (of Sustainable South Bronx) keynote speech to the Recreation and Park Association’s annual conference in Baltimore. Just one excerpt here, but the paragraph below describes both an innovative idea to connect people to parks and the fact that parks embody both the social and the environmental.

I was tickled and inspired when she showed a slide of a green line painted down the sidewalk to lead people to parks, and I was fascinated as she went into depth about other youth/jobs focused environmental programs that had sprung up in the South Bronx, including green roofing and computer modeling to turn junk into useful items. She also mentioned the importance of green jobs for things like managing stormwater and mitigating the effects of the urban heat island. I wondered which ideas would be more familiar to the majority of the audience – the social or the environmental ones? Parks, of course, embody the meeting point of these two values.

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