The High Line’s French Ancestor: La Promenade Plantée

September 23, 2011


The view looking down into the park from the entrance above.

The model for its contemporary American cousin, The High Line, Paris’s Promenade Plantée, also known as the Coulée Verte (or “Flowing Green”), was the world’s first and only elevated park Read More…

Sowing Stories at P Allen Smith’s Garden2Blog

April 7, 2011

The Garden2Blog event, hosted by P Allen Smith April 26-27, will be a rich opportunity for the invited bloggers to learn and explore–to offer “cuttings” from each other’s own unique perspectives, to spread the seeds of creativity. As described in Read More…

New York City’s First Urban Indoor Pop-Up Park

January 15, 2011

After two snowstorms, New Yorkers might be happy to escape the cold by stepping into the 73 degree warmth of a new indoor pop-up park. If they can make an indoor park here, they can make it anywhere. New York, … Read More…

New York City Landmarks Created From Nature

January 2, 2011


Photo by Robin Plaskoff Horton

Amid the glimmer and twinkle of tiny lights, G-scale model trains chug along a half-mile of track circling 140 miniature landmark buildings constructed entirely of natural materials including, bark, twigs, seeds, fruits, nuts, vines, mosses, Read More…

Urban Farm Concept Cultivates More Than Food

December 16, 2010

Imagine a sustainable and sophisticated design for a public space that responds to the increasing public interest in urban agriculture, beautifies a neighborhood, and at the same time, engages the community. The Huntington Urban Farm, designed by New … Read More…

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