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Friday, August 29th, 2008

Green the Ghetto


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
6 Comments » | Published in Charities, Community Serivce, Design Press, Design on the Web, Green Design, Landscape Design, Local Design, New York, Public Space, Urban Planning, YouTube  |  6 Comments

Have you heard of Majora Carter? She rocks. In 2001 she founded Sustainable Bronx, an organization that “aims to alleviate poverty and remediate the environment through green-collar jobs.” She says “we believe that don’t you need to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one. We believe we need to create opportunities for people who are living here already so they can stay.”

She wrote a $1.25 million dollar grant for The South Bronx Greenway:

She’s big into  green roofs as well.  There’s a Smart Roof Demonstration Project video here. To make a contribution towards the Greening the Ghetto effort, click here.

quotes and first two images via

before and after renderings by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. JUST COOL Design Blog says:

    August 30th, 2008 at 4:41 am (#)

    i like her beliefs – using available resources is always the way to go

  2. antoi says:

    September 4th, 2008 at 4:40 pm (#)

    she’s brave. she held the tibetan flag during her run of the olympic torch just blocks away from our san francisco office.

  3. Becky says:

    September 7th, 2008 at 9:12 am (#)

    Antoi, I had no idea! Thanks for the info!

  4. calnoully says:

    October 21st, 2008 at 4:40 am (#)

    Hello! grapefruit juice and plavix

  5. Becky says:

    October 21st, 2008 at 9:45 am (#)

    Oh wow! Really? grapefruit juice and plavix? Awesome. I just love these crappy spam comments we get all the time.

  6. psevdolokulop says:

    July 15th, 2009 at 11:05 am (#)

    How many times you eat during a normal … every day life?
    are you the type of person who eats a bit and often?
    or rarely and too much?

    i usually have 3 and i’m the 2nd type of person (though it’s not that healthy)

    8 am breakfast

    3pm lunch

    9pm a snack.

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