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Some news from around…

  • Denver’s cemeteries grow into the role of public parks with free concerts, art displays and elegant gardens (Denver Post).
  • ASLA’s The Dirt provides a detailed summary of Peter Harnik’s Wednesday presentation of his new book, which discusses ways to incorporate parks into built-out cities (and guidance on how to plan for them).
  • Earth Policy Institute’s Lester Brown writes that cities need more parks and fewer parking lots to show that cities are for people, not cars (Grist).
  • Plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC are stalled by Greece’s economic woes (Washington Post).
  • The New York Times profiles the many ways in which public space is used for physical activity in Los Angeles. The city should pay heed, tailoring its streets, medians and parks to meet this demand — Harnik’s book mentioned above might provide some ideas.
  • The Orange County Register covered the grassroots push for more parkland in park-starved Santa Ana.
  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, is rapidly losing its legacy of parks to new construction (Polis).

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