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Some news from around…

  • Paris is dreaming of a green Christmas. The city has set up 95 public collection areas where Christmas trees can be recycled and turned into fertilizer for the city’s parks (Springwise)
  • Prospect Park is moving forward while keeping an eye on the past, with a $70 million renovation that will restore the original vision of Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux (The Epoch Times)
  • Segway: man or machine? In Golden Gate Park, Segway tourists have been given pedestrian privileges. In return, the city expects to bring in nearly $80,000 in revenue this year (The San Francisco Examiner)
  • Minneapolis proposed off-leash dog facilities at a park honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., bringing to the surface tensions from the past.  Here’s an interesting profile of some of the park’s neighbors (Southwest Minneapolis Patch)
  • Tucson approved $15 million in bond funding for greenways, aimed at increasing recreation and transportation options and squeezing park facilities into dense, “underparked” areas (Tuscon Velo)

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