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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 is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She is the author of NATURE OBSCURA: A City’s Hidden Natural World, coming April 1, 2020 from Mountaineers Books. She writes freelance articles about natural history and has bylines in Crosscut, Popular Science, National Wildlife Magazine and others. On the side she writes fiction.

Kelly holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.
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