Urban Renewal Through Private Communal Gardens

New York's Greenwich Village is an example of the potential for "secret gardens" as a community revitilization tool.

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June 1, 2000, 9:06 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Secret patches of backyards on city blocks can form beautiful private parks. These parks are feasible for urban renewal in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston, but would require minor changes in property law to allow for communal property. The Atlantic Monthly uses the famous Macdougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District in New York City's Greenwich Village as an example.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Thursday, June 1, 2000 in The Atlantic Monthly

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