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Some news from around…

  • The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the Boy Scouts, challenging a 2003 ruling that the Scouts could not lease city-owned park land in San Diego because of their religious affiliation. The Washington Post has the full story.
  • More on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston’s linear park built over the “Big Dig” freeway tunnel: Robert Campbell at the Boston Globe notes that the parks have been unsuccessful and calls for greater adjacent density to attract more users. The Architect’s Newspaper details a planning effort that could address this, or not.
  • In San Francisco, a volunteer-driven “tree census” is supporting more informed management of the urban forest. (GOOD blog)
  • And community gardens enjoy a bit of media sunshine as Martha Stewart profiles Brooklyn’s Woodbine Community Garden, noting its value to the surrounding community.

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