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Some news from around…

  • What if urban gardening rose, literally, to a new level?  Vertical farming is a new idea that has yet to materialize in the U.S., but a variation of this new concept, an irrigation garden, has found success in England (Smithsonian Magazine)
  • For cash-strapped cities, one way to raise revenue would be to charge for Segway tours along roads through public parks.  Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park has been charging tour groups a fee to use the roads since 2004 (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Berlin’s Tempelhof Park receives praise for its quick turn-around from working airport to park (The Orange County Register)
  • Development has not slowed down along the High Line.  New York’s newest park is still attracting businesses despite the recession (The New York Times)

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