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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 31: A woman sits on a bench in Parc des Buttes Chaumont, March 31, 2006 in Paris, France. Buttes-Chaumont is a showcase of the technological capabilities of the mid-19th century. Architects and engineers used dynamite and reinforced concrete to create the illusion of natural scenery, reshaping the quarried landscape into undulating slopes, large caves (complete with artificial stalactites), and a large lake surrounding the butte. Half the world's population now lives in cities, and this proportion is expected to grow by sixty percent in the next twenty-five years. Urban parks are valued as public spaces that enhance almost everything about the cities they serve, from job opportunities, youth development, public health, community building and an appreciation for nature and conservation. Since most urban dwellers experience nature through city park systems, these slices of green take on more and more value. The city of Paris has over four hundred parks, ranging from the 2,000 acre Bois de Boulogne, to the Jardin d'Acclimatation for children, to the Promenade Plantee, the only elevated park in the world. (Photo by Amy Toensing) _________________________________

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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 31: A woman sits on a bench in Parc des Buttes Chaumont, March 31, 2006 in Paris, France. Buttes-Chaumont is a showcase of the technological capabilities of the mid-19th century. Architects and engineers used dynamite and reinforced concrete to create the illusion of natural scenery, reshaping the quarried landscape into undulating slopes, large caves (complete with artificial stalactites), and a large lake surrounding the butte. Half the world's population now lives in cities, and this proportion is expected to grow by sixty percent in the next twenty-five years. Urban parks are valued as public spaces that enhance almost everything about the cities they serve, from job opportunities, youth development, public health, community building and an appreciation for nature and conservation. Since most urban dwellers experience nature through city park systems, these slices of green take on more and more value. The city of Paris has over four hundred parks, ranging from the 2,000 acre Bois de Boulogne, to the Jardin d'Acclimatation for children, to the Promenade Plantee, the only elevated park in the world. (Photo by Amy Toensing) _________________________________<br />
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For stock or print inquires, please email us at studio@moyer-toensing.com.