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Baltimore converts vacant lots into usable green space


In Maryland the streets are lined with abandoned boarded up houses Lisa McNealy. The city's director of sustainability says decades of population decline are partly I'm doctor Anthony License and this is climate connections in some areas of and that means that we've had to demolish some of those buildings and so we have vacant lots so Baltimore's converting some of those lots into usable green space gather the goal is to help revitalize some of the city's underserved neighborhoods but mcneilly says adding greenspace and planting trees can also help cool neighborhood this where you have tree canopy is an improvement so transforming vacant lots can improve residents quality of life even as the climate warms climate connections is produced by the Yale Center fern buyer mental communication learn more at Yale connections dot Org as part of its adopt a lot program residents clean and maintain hundreds of vacant lots summer now urban gardens are open spaces where communities lame and beyond that impart dear to the disinvestment and many of our predominantly African American neighborhoods we have deteriorated housing stock. That's increasingly important as Baltimore Summers get hotter we know that suddenly for large green areas you can see that the temperatures are lower and that any.

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