06 November 2008

From dump to park

A neighborhood in Pittsburgh got a visit from the NYTimes when they took a lot that was an old trash dump and turned it into a park. As this quote shows, some of its value is as a participatory experience:
“We were just strangers before, and this made us neighbors,” said Doug Harper, a sociology professor, still a bit surprised that something as simple as planting crab apple trees, hydrangea bushes and day lilies could have such a profound impact.

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