August 17, 2012

Great reason to green up vacant lots

Residents feel safer when living near a vacant lot that's been "greened," instead of glass-strewn dirt or concrete, according to a study by the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. And, reported crimes around such greened lots may be reduced.

Another sign that making an appealing streetscape isn't a frill; it's essential for quality of life.

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