Dallas is building America’s biggest urban nature park: Dallas, Texas is about to become one of the greenest cities in America – by building the country’s largest urban nature park. Dallas’ new “Nature District” will comprise a staggering 10,000 acres, including 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest.
New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One: “In recent years, NYC Parks has been responsible for creating new programs to help children, youth and adults be aware of the importance of caring for their urban landscape. One of these programs is a TreesCount! which in 2015 gathered 2,300 volunteers to learn about the trees in their environment, what state they are in, what care they need, what their measurements are, and how they benefit the surrounding community, etc.”
Scenic route: the winners of the 2016 Landscape Institute Awards revealed: “From the South Downs to Milan, a range of diverse projects spanning the globe have received accolades at this year’s Landscape Institute Awards”
How to Use Google Maps to Plan an Awesome Vacation: “It turns out to be one of my best lunches of the trip. That semi-serendipitous meal was possible because I had compiled suggestions from friends in a custom Google Map. And unlike a guidebook, it wasn’t weighing me down or outing me as a tourist.”
Radiolab’s From Tree to Shining Tree: “A forest can feel like a place of great stillness and quiet. But if you dig a little deeper, there’s a hidden world beneath your feet as busy and complicated as a city at rush hour.”