Miami. It's the Magic City in the Sunshine State. This town has too many superlatives and nicknames associated with it to list, but they add up to the same thing: it ain't bad living in the sub-tropics. Our weather is the envy of Bostonians and Chicagoans who curse our tanned asses as they hunker down for another bitterly cold winter. And yet, one of the things Miami does not have to the same extent as many other major cities, including those a tad bit closer to the frozen tundras, is a wealth of parks and open spaces around town.
Matthew Lewis discusses the concept and design of the Ideagarden
Obviously, it's not as if we have no parks, but it's tough to argue against the idea of installing more places for Miamians to enjoy the natural splendor of the city.
Among the most barren parts of town - as far as parks go, at least - is Wynwood, the booming art district borne out of a post-industrial warehouse sector of the city. That's something that landscape architect, Matthew Lewis, is trying to change, starting with a concept called "the Ideagarden" along the side of the LAB Miami.More »