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Some News from Around…

  • “Parklets” are undeniably one of the hottest trends in urban parks, and the epicenter of the movement is San Francisco.  This article provides some insight into the design process, with profiles of the designers of some of the city’s notable parklets. (The Bold Italic)
  • This piece from Next American City details some of the changes that have been made in the plans to revamp the grounds of the Gateway Arch, and to create stronger connections with the surrounding cityscape. (Next American City)
  • Tulsa’s park director explains the political and economic context of the dramatic turnaround of that city’s park system. (Tulsa World)
  • The Washington Monument, closed since being extensively damaged in an August earthquake, just got a huge boost towards re-opening, in the form of a $7.5 million donation from a local philanthropist. (Washington Post)
  • Two stories of well-loved botanical gardens in Seattle and Vancouver, facing struggles with governance and funding. (King 5 Seattle) (Vancouver Sun)

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