This week’s Friday Connect is a mix of art, design, activism, and information from around the web focused on environmental awareness in cities and beyond.

Considering how the green elements of city spaces can be better designed leads to both more habitat for wildlife, but also more beneficial human habitat, in this article on trees in cities.

In a surprising story, residents of Chicago (our former hometown) are developing an urban orchard project with city funds. The fact that the city is paying for activists to plant an apple orchard is the surprising part. Go Chicago!

An environmental artist in Portland painted a mural celebrating the rewilding of a parking lot ( information from our friends over at Justseeds.)

Finally, we remember that defenders of the environment are dying in a global  struggle for the world’s remaining natural resources.

 

Image Note: Vines in Nørrebro-habitat and cooling effect on a city building.

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