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Some news from around….

  • Lynden Miller, renowned public garden designer is profiles in the Wall Street Journal, says “People need places to go in a city and sit on a bench and be connected with nature.” Miller is out with a new book, Parks, Plants and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape. (WSJ)
  • Anne Schwartz reviews Mayor Bloomberg’s vast efforts to create new parks and public spaces, ending by saying, “The greatest challenge going forward will be how to maintain the green empire Bloomberg has done so much to renew and expand, especially in this difficult economic climate.” (Gotham Gazette)
  • “If it weren’t for Central Park, all us New Yorkers would kill each other,” says Ruta Fox, a 50-something jewelry entrepreneur from Manhattan. “It’s the saving grace of this city.” And research is now showing this. Researchers at the University of Rochester in New York monitored the effects of natural versus artificial environments — and found that nature actually makes us nicer. (MSNBC)

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