How to Beautify a City


80% of our backyards in America are exotic plants that provide no ecosystem services.

Lily Kwong Landscape designer

How to Beautify a City


The word city is not exactly synonymous with nature. Yet increasingly, urban landscapes offer innovative canvases for designers and artists who use ecology and horticulture as their medium. As the bustling field of landscape architecture makes its way into everything from infrastructure projects like the High Line to commercial stores lining Fifth Avenue, how are these designers reconnecting us to nature? What is the role of art and nature in public spaces? And how does art, nature, and beauty intersect to enhance our lives?

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