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Some news from around…

  • New plans for a greenway along the Allegheny Riverfront in Pittsburgh. Next American City has the story, along with a fantastic picture of Point State Park.
  • Kaid Benfield at NRDC reviews Peter Harnik’s “Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities.”
  • Jonathan Lerner at Miller-McCune discusses the connections between urban planning and public health, highlighting the importance of large destination parks and small, neighborhood parks where children can play.
  • Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square becomes a battleground in the struggle of how to pay for city parks. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Planning begins for the Bronx’s historic pedestrian/bike High Bridge, which stretches across the Harlem River. Mayor Bloomberg has devoted $50 million to restoring the span, which connects to Highbridge Park. (New York Times)

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