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Some News From Around…..

  • Nina-Marie Lister in Places: cities “have reassessed their underused harbors and riverfronts, and committed to costly and complicated clean-up processes with the goal of stimulating redevelopment. Cities worldwide are rediscovering and reengaging with the water’s edge. Early projects like London’s Docklands and New York’s Battery Park City, which took shape in the 1980s, have been followed by a groundswell of revitalization efforts. Today the water’s edge is a front — a battlefront at the edges of the postmodern metropolis, where serious conflicts arise around brownfields and greenfields, around the health of cities and the availability of water.”
  • Milwaukee’s parks running out of time, but prospect for dedicated funding is there, says legislator in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • PPS Blog looks at some great community gardens in the Second City.
  • Queen grabs shovel and plants some trees in London’s new Olympic Park.

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