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NGOs Committed To Rescue Abandoned Lots in Brooklyn

By Anny on February 14th, 2013

NGOs committed to rescue abandoned lots in Brooklyn

A non-profit group has committed to rescue the abandoned lots in Brooklyn, stated in New York Times. While its first anniversary was celebrated a month before, 596 acres of land was found in this countdown which was neglected lands lots in Brooklyn.

This non-profit group has motivated the neighbors of unused land lots currently owned by different agencies and individuals to adopt them as green spaces in urban areas. This firm has also done great achievement through online map of the unused plots and also developed a mobile application about it.

In Big Application Contest, this mobile application won the best award of $ 4,000 as being the most beneficial green application. This 596 acres mobile application gives information about contact numbers and names of agencies who owe the neglected land areas.

This mobile application will inform the individuals or groups who are interested to adopt a nearby unused portion of the land and wish to transform them under the projects. A non-profit group who initially started these services has now expanded the operations beyond Brooklyn and also has added the Queens ad Manhattan under its focus of lands transformation in urban areas.

 

An unused portions of 596 acres a big thing, a considerable portion of land to be considered. A big problem of urban capes will be solved with sustainable approach of matching up the neglected and identified lots with community clusters. If we don’t consider these 596 acres of unused lots for orphaned spaces in urban areas, we consider how career paths these unused areas would have;

  1. Neglected land areas look more like the rock quarries once they are unused for longer time. Unused building construction materials, broken pieces of concrete and rubber trash, heaps of broken things pile up with time in large quantities and nearby buildings look like eyesores with passage of the time. Unused lands rescue group will transform these quasi rock quarries into galleries, play grounds and film screening views.
  2. Used unused areas in urban centers gather heaps of the rubbish and serve as breeding nurseries for mosquitoes and other harmful germs. Although they are effected in same was for mosquitoes in cities like other places but they remain untreated years after years. These places will be redeemed as green urban lots under these group efforts. Those with the initiative take hold of these places and turn them into green farms, community gardens, and vegetable patches.
  3. Abandoned lots work as magnets for debris and for the first sight, they are piece of the garbage and with passage of time, this unused portion of land will gather rich quantity of trash. This includes decomposing food waste, which might attract flies, rats, and cockroaches. Who hasn’t seen a telltale cloud of flies and insects hovering over one of the many abandoned lots in cities? Instead, these abandoned urban spaces are being cleaned and converted into spaces for dog runs, meeting spaces, and outdoor movie theaters.

Some patches of land will also be comprised after growing of population and new industries in urban areas, but what potential uses we have today with such unused lots in urban cities.

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