While riding on the bus home from work the other day, I kept trying to think of a way to convey the importance of employing a systems-based approach to urban greening. It finally dawned on me as the bus pulled into its stop at the local Super-Wal-Mart. As you can see from the picture, some of the "greening" projects used to satisfy the city planning authorities were carried out in a less than ideal manner. Without a system-based approach to provide a framework for greening projects, projects can quickly turn into the simple insertion of trees for aesthetic effect.
On another note, I ran across another blog on urban greening worth checking out.
Also there has been another article published in the Mountain Xpress concerning logging on the Shope Creek site in Asheville, NC.
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