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  • Interview with Joyce Hwang:: Animal Architecture features an excellent interview with Joyce Hwang, designer of Bat Tower, which was featured on The Metropolitan Field Guide in the post Sculptural Bat Structures.
  • Alley Art:: This is a really interesting project in Seattle that could be used as a case study for addressing underused or neglected spaces in creative ways, such as for habitat.
  • Davidson development earns wildlife-friendly certification:: “The Woodlands at Davidson, a 50-acre residential neighborhood located near the town of Davidson, recently earned the first Wildlife Friendly Development Certification in North Carolina through a voluntary new program that encourages wildlife habitat conservation and the use of environmentally sound construction practices for new and existing residential developments.”
  • NYU Garden Shop brings a bit of nature to an urban jungle:: Here is an interesting article from Washington Square News about the design of green spaces on the NYU campus and their impact on passerbys.
  • Rail-to-park plan gaining speed:: An article and video story from 6abc news features a new project in Philadelphia similar to the High Line project in New York City.
  • Dynamite Wildflower Guerrillas:: This blog features the results of seedbombing, the technique of the author is putting wildflower seeds in ice cubes and throwing them out of a car to patches of bare soil.
  • London’s Approach to Green Roofs:: This section on the Livingroofs website details London’s plan of adding green roofs to the city.
  • Runway transformed into wetlands:: Here is a Seattle Times article about a runway previously part of a naval air station, now turned into a successful wetlands with frogs, dragonflies, birds and plants only one year later.
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Kelly Brenner

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She founded The Metropolitan Field Guide in 2009 and has contributed articles to aincluding Crosscut, ParentMap and National Wildlife Magazine. She holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.

She is currently writing a book about urban nature to be published by Mountaineers Books in 2019.
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