Posts Tagged ‘Atlantic cities’

Cracking Down on Yoga in the Park

This Week in Atlantic Cities.

In parks and open spaces in cities across the U.S. each morning, it’s easy to fine people stretching and reaching and posing in the blissful serenity of outdoor yoga. But as serene as it may seem, that downward-facing dog pose could be illegal.

Yoga or “boot camp” or any other paid fitness class taking place in a public park is a criminal activity, according to D.C. Council member Tommy Wells. He argues that these classes are making money from participants and are therefore a violation of a city law prohibiting private companies from conducting commercial activity at parks. Continue reading

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Can trees actually deter crime?

This week the Atlantic Cities website published an interesting article linking forest canopy in urban centres to reduced crime …All told …[they] conclude that “a 10% increase in tree canopy was associated with a roughly 12% decrease in crime.” Continue reading