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PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 21: Newlyweds and other couples enjoy the first warmth of spring at an outside cafe in the Jardin du Luxembourg April 21, 2006 in Paris, France. Luxembourg is the garden of the French Senate. The gardens include a large, fenced-in playground, a puppet theatre, a merry-go-round, Pony rides, free musical performances and a little pond where children play with miniature boats. 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 - APRIL 21: Newlyweds and other couples enjoy the first warmth of spring at an outside cafe in the Jardin du Luxembourg April 21, 2006 in Paris, France. Luxembourg is the garden of the French Senate. The gardens include a large, fenced-in playground, a puppet theatre, a merry-go-round, Pony rides, free musical performances and a little pond where children play with miniature boats. 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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