Landscape Architecture Program Director Extols The Benefits of Greening Vacant Lots: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Greening vacant lots provides myriad benefits for local residents, Kimberlee Douglas, director of Jefferson’s landscape architecture program, said in a July 20 Philadelphia Inquirer story.

“From her experience building parks in Philadelphia’s low-income neighborhoods, [Douglas has] seen them provide benefits beyond mental health. They’re great places for kids to explore, use creativity, and build social skills, she said. They encourage people to exercise more,” according to the article.

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