My recent travels have taken me to New York City and Savannah. Both cities have incorporated an excellent amount of green space into their urban planning. And it is these two cities that I am thinking of today, on this Earth Day. I also love this quote that was sent many times around twitter this morning…It is soo true. 🙂
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” (Native proverb)
In New York City – Central Park usually steals most of the focus. But I also hear terrific things about the new Highline Park. On my last trip, I spent a good deal of time at the fabulous Battery Park. It was my afternoon there that led to this image of a blooming cherry tree.
In Savannah, green space is a main draw of this gorgeous Southern City. At one time, Savannah boasted 24 public squares that the city is literally built around. Now it has 22 and also the gorgeous Forsyth Park. The most recently redone Ellis Square is where this image was taken. I love that the city put their newest parking garage under the square, instead of replacing the square with a parking garage!