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Feb
11

oasis

This January 2011 artist’s rendering, courtesy of Landscape Architect Ken Smith, shows an aerial view looking at Legume Plaza of the Planters Grove project in New Orleans. A grove of trees and flowers that will soon be built is anchoring hopes of transforming a down-on-its-heels New Orleans neighborhood that’s been plagued by crime and poverty.

New York City architect Smith is taking the concept of urban oases to four cities in a public-corporate project that’s won the blessing of the Obama administration. The first of the groves will be built over the next month in New Orleans. Similar groves will be planted in San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C.


2 Responses to “oasis”


  1. 1 majii
    February 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I certainly hope these gardens will inspire the people and local governments in these neighborhoods to work to eliminate/reduce crime and poverty.

  2. 2 Sue in Minnesota
    February 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Thank god we have nature, art and music, and people who recognize and protect its intrinsic value to our lives.

    Everyone needs an oasis, this website is one of mine. Thanks Chipsticks for this work of art.


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