NationSwell > “the boarded-up, abandoned strip had been transformed.”

(press.)  Nice post in NationSwell, a new media outlet that wants to introduce you to people renewing America. Link: “What’s ‘the Country’s Best Smart Growth Project’? You’ll Be Surprised.”

Excerpt: “Years later, when he returned to Paris as a graduate student, he found that the boarded-up, abandoned strip had been transformed into the Promenade Plantée, a bustling hub of artists’ studios, ateliers, cafes and new greenspace. “It changed the whole way that I see the world,” he says.”

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