Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you 250 “alternative” blocks of sidewalks in Seattle, love letters for that special city in your life and New York City plants its millionth tree.
New York plants its millionth tree
An eight-year-old lacebark elm is set to make history as the one millionth tree planted in New York City as part of New York Restoration Project and the New York Parks Department’s MillionTreesNYC initiative. (via Inhabitat)
“Alternative” sidewalks in Seattle
The City of Seattle recently voted to funnel major amounts of cash to improving transportation. Park of those funds will go to making the parts of the city outside the core more walkable by installing sidewalks. The city plans to use alternatives to traditional concrete and curb to make the budget go further.(via NextCity)
Love letters to your city
Does the city you live in give you the warm and fuzzies? Toronto native Lindsay Zier-Vogel wants you to express yourself by writing a love letter to your city. (via CityLab)
Photo by Martin Pilat from Flickr CC