Greening

April 26, 2015, 1pm PDT
The definition of blight may be in the eye of the beholder, but it may also be subconscious. Broken windows, abandoned buildings, and weed-filled yards may actually create stress and degrade health, according to a small study out of Philadelphia.
Fast Co.Exist
March 7, 2012, 1pm PST
Giovanna Borasi & Mirko Zardini examine the state of pervasive anxiety afflicting the urban populations of the West and how "medicalization" and an ambition for total well-being are effecting architecture and urban planning.
Places
Blog post
November 30, 2011, 10pm PST

This morning I embarked with three dozen volunteers to plant 10 trees in Pigeon Town, a neighborhood in western New Orleans. The group was completing an eight-hour training on urban greening initiatives, learning everything from pruning methods to how to work with municipalities to find funding for beautification projects—which have been proven to improve everything from real estate values to crime statistics.

The training did not, however, cover what we were supposed to do when we heard gunshots ring out. That we had to improvise.

Jeffrey Barg
September 7, 2010, 5am PDT
Low income housing can also be green housing. A new trend in home design and community activism is giving even inexpensive housing a green sheen.
Los Angeles Times