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bos2Vacant lots are full of nature. How do we keep them that way?

By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – June 6, 2018
Vacant lots are islands of wildness in the urban jungle: small and scraggly yet bountiful and biodiverse, a place to enjoy nearby nature and a home to city creatures. Yet there’s a tension inherent to them. Unless people protect vacant lots, they’ll eventually be developed — and they are “often considered a neighborhood eyesore, a place for crime and trash,” write researchers in the journal Sustainability. “Vacant lots are usually deemed a local problem for neighborhood residents.” How, then, to cultivate natural richness while also satisfying the needs and wishes of people living nearby? Read full article here.

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