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The Productive Potential of Vacant Lots

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Can the Ultra-Ex project save Cleveland?

There are about 20,000 vacant lots in Cleveland, with 1,000 more being added every year. Across other Great Lakes cities, the picture is much the same. To most, the empty parcels of land are a painful reminder of American economic decline. To Ultra-Ex, a team of Cleveland-area scientists, they represent space for ecological experimentation. The Ultra-Ex scientists (the "ultra stands for......read more

More Green, Less Crime

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Want to improve the health of people your 'hood? Just clean and green the vacant lots, says new study

It goes without saying that a vacant lot looks a far sight better with abundant greenery than filled with trash and dirt. But, aesthetics aside, greened lots may also be better for the health of people living nearby. At Fast Co Exist, Andrew Price points us to a new report from the University of Pennsylvania, which studied the health impacts of Philadelphia's vacant lot greening......read more

Plants Conquer Vacant Lots

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596 Acres aims to transform unused public space, in Brooklyn and beyond

In Brooklyn alone, there are 596 acres of vacant land just sitting there gathering garbage and gravel. Imagine if that was all green space, growing plants for food and providing parks for BK denizens. That's precisely the vision of 596 Acres, a public project which encourages people to connect with empty lots in the city. The group's actions range from guerrilla seed bombing to pushing for......read more

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