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Re-Greening New Orleans

July 07, 2011
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In 2004, landscape architect Abigail Feldman was working for the New York City design firm WRT on projects including a master plan for Rutgers University's College Avenue Campus and a perimeter design for the New York Aquarium—two high-flying public works. But, like many of their kind, they were never built. Others were slated to take years to complete.

“The time frame was killing me,” says Feldman—and so was the landscape. She grew up in New Mexico, where she could always see the horizon, and she was beginning to think urban living wasn't for her.

United States of Gardening

July 07, 2011
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See also: Re-Greening New Orleans

Though there's no other discount-lot program quite like New Orleans' Growing Home, municipalities and states offer incentives to residents who green up their yards. Among them are programs that encourage homeowners to: