04 Aug '11, 1pm

Rethinking the Abandoned Lot: Researchers explore the question of what vacant lots can do for a community, from

“One abandoned yard is a mess; 20,000 abandoned yards is an ecosystem,” Michael Tortorello writes in the Home section . His article describes an effort to document the environmental benefits that vacant tax-forfeited lots might yield in Cleveland, transforming blight into a local asset.

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/04/rethinking-the-...

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tnp.sg 07 Aug '11, 2am

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