The life of the (vacant) land

mary gardiner for GBCFAES scientist Mary Gardiner has received a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the best ways to manage vacant land for people, biodiversity, ecosystem services (such as soaking up stormwater), and tax-dollar effectiveness. Her work, which she’s doing in Cleveland, could have implications for greenspace design and city budgets, urban farming and insect pollinators, and simply how nice a neighborhood is to live in. Cleveland has about 32,000 acres of vacant land, and about 1,000 more old houses are torn down every year. Read the story.

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