Green spaces in major urban areas are becoming increasingly common. New York City’s converted railway greenery infrastructure project known as The Highline opened ten years ago this past June, and since then has spurred numerous transportation and city park projects. But implementation of these luscious landscapes has drawn some criticism. Not only are these parks extremely intricate, they potentially require several layers of approval, and can lag for months and deliver over budget. Despite these drawbacks, adding green spaces improves an urban setting and attracts those seeking relief without leaving the concrete jungle.

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