Some people only get into close contact with nature after they are grown up. For example, Rebecca Lemos-Otero tells of a fascinating story about her first experience with the natural environment. She grew up in Washington D.C.’s Columbia Heights suburb she only came into contact with nature in her late teens.
Lemos-Otero is not the only one in this scenario. Other community people got to experience the beauty of nature when her mother launched a community garden in Colombia Heights neighbourhood. Many people now realize the significance of urban green spaces following the introduction of the idea of community gardens by Rebecca Lemos-Otero’s mother.
Urban communities often times consisting of groups from … Read the rest
Vancouver is arguably the greenest city in Canada with vast urban green spaces. It’s home to Stanley Park one of the top urban parks in the world rife with wildlife, ancient cedars, and rainforest ecology. It is considered to have the cleanest air than any other city in North America owing to it having been able to reduce greenhouse emissions significantly.
The development of Coal Harbor and False Creek has placed more homes within a walking distance of Vancouver’s central business district. The city has made tremendous efforts to increase walking and biking and reducing automobile traffic.
Vancouver city already has a reputation for being a sustainable city, its energy use … Read the rest
Urban Green Spaces In Toronto
Toronto in Canada is considered a tower-city with Abundant and diverse green spaces. It does not only have high-rises in the downtown core but also in the many clusters located outside the centre in the inner suburb areas. Between the various tower clusters, are large urban green spaces and parking lots providing its residents and visitors perfect natural places for hanging out and unwinding.
The city of Toronto has many beautiful urban green spaces. It has more than 1,500 parks with numerous open spaces and 600km of trails. The city parks also feature sports fields, playgrounds, beaches, and beautiful gardens. There is no shortage of green space … Read the rest
North American Cities That Have Urban Green Spaces
Located in Canada, Vancouver is considered one of the greenest cities in North America. It is a vibrant city with numerous beaches, gardens lakes and parks. Vancouver is surrounded by a green environment from small neighbourhood green spaces to the massive destination parks and feature gardens. This city prides itself of more than 230 urban green spaces that are maintained by Vancouver Park Board.
The 1000-acres Stanley Park is among the top urban parks in the world rife with a diverse ecosystem. Queen Elizabeth Park is yet another urban green space in Vancouver, and it is only 15 minutes away by car or … Read the rest