School closing announcements today, green-thumb lawyers, urban design jitters, and salty water

School closing and consolidation recommendations will be released today, reports The Public School Notebook, stay tuned to the Notebook and PlanPhilly for full coverage.

Northeast Times Star profiles the Garden Justice Legal Initiative, which provides pro bono legal services for community gardens built on abandoned lots that can be vulnerable to development.

The Atlantic Cities wonders, are Americans are afraid of bold urban design? Or can the public can warm up to the idea of marquis place-based public space projects like the High Line.

With October snow behind us, ‘tis the season to think about salting and sanding roads. The Philadelphia Watersheds Blog looks at how road salt affects Tacony Creek, and recommends some alternative de-icing tools.

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