Parks, Plants, and People

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Public garden designer Lynden Miller talks about the benefits of enhancing cities with gardens, parks, and street trees. Her work has changed the face of New York City’s public places—in neighborhoods rich and poor. In Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape, she calls on the public, gardeners, urban designers, architects, landscape architects and public officials to create and support well-planted parks and gardens.


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Comments [4]

Kurt from East Village

Please address the issue of putting restaurants in parks, such as the one coming in at Union Square. (That space is VERY valuable and could well be used for community space, rather than another restaurant.)

Sep. 02 2010 12:56 PM
Erin Hopkins from Flatbush, Brooklyn

How are funds allocated within a single park? For example, Prospect Park: the Prospect Park West (bordering affluent Park Slope) side is well maintained, clean, the benches are functional, where as the Park Side edge (along a less nice neighborhood) is in awful shape, almost every bench is broken.

Sep. 02 2010 12:53 PM
Greg from Astoria

I was going to try and convince my landlord to make a green roof on my building. The building isn't that big, but big enough where it may take a lot of work. How much work is it to make one, and is it very expensive? Do you know how we'd seal the roof first?

Sep. 02 2010 12:40 PM
dbmetzger from manhattan

The cradle of situation has similar problems.
Nile States Work on Quantity, Quality of Waters
The countries along the Nile are at odds over how to share its waters. But beyond the issue of quantity is the question of quality, and how well states use what they have.

Sep. 02 2010 10:10 AM

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