(research.) After welcoming the 2013 National Brownfields Conference to Atlanta and highlighting our city’s signature brownfields project, Lena Young introduced herself to me. She was excited by its similarity to an idea she has been working on in Tampa called the Green Artery, a 20-mile loop greenway that for over half its route would follow the Hillsborough River. A few months later she invited me down to help celebrate the second anniversary of their cause. We started with a neighborhood party in East Tampa and ended with dinner in Seminole Heights. Myron Griffin gave me a full tour of the proposed perimeter trail that might one day link over a dozen neighborhoods directly into downtown. It’s early yet for this idea, but it certainly has potential to connect some of the city’s most interesting destinations, natural features, parks, and redevelopment sites. >> Ryan Gravel
Learn more here about the Green Artery.