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Some news from around…

  • In Boston, the iconic Christian Science Center and Plaza plans for redesign on a human scale, adding a pedestrian bridge to the massive reflecting pool and adding trees and benches (Boston Globe).
  • The Urbanophile covers People for Urban Progress (PUP), an Indianapolis nonprofit which is repurposing city materials to repair and improve the park system.
  • The Brooklyn Eagle reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park’s second phase will open in June. The redesigned Pier 6 will boast a world class playground with breathtaking views of lower Manhattan. Meanwhile, Liberty Island will be open to picnickers on Thursday nights this summer (New York Times).
  • Many thanks to Streetsblog for sharing this fabulous video on San Francisco’s “Pavement to Parks” program.
  • In a struggling economy, parks are less able to provide jobs for urban teens (Wall Street Journal).
  • Who are parks and public spaces for? The Washington Post discusses the competing interesting of dog owners, young professionals, and stroller-wielding families.

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