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Some news from around…

  • Peter Harnik’s book Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities has received outstanding reviews all year and made the ASLA blog’s best of 2010 list (The Dirt)
  • A vacant airstrip on the Chicago waterfront is the proposed site for an expansive lakefront park, featuring a variety of natural habitats and a reef with a sunken ship to explore (Chicago Tribune)
  • After six years of noisy construction work, San Francisco is repaying residents by creating a dog park on the site of a vacant parking lot (The San Francisco Examiner)
  • Another sort of “dog park” is in the works in New York City, where the Parks Department is considering using Border Collies to chase off geese in Prospect Park (CBS News New York)
  • After a movie studio made a donation for use of a historical carousel in New York’s Forest Park, residents are clamoring for the money to go towards re-opening the shuttered carousel to the public (NY Daily News)
  • A small but fervent group of bike lane opponents in New York City is taking aim at a 1.8-mile route alongside Prospect Park (The New York Times)

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