|Green soon gone? A park in peril.|
|A doggie conversation in the park.|
I have no idea who owns or administers this space, but it is clear that, over the years, residents have come to depend on it as their neighborhood park. There isn't much other useful green space nearby, of course. The area in front of the Quinta de Bolivar is hilly and has a reputation for muggings. The green patches in the Plaza del Periodista are roamed by drug pushers, which scares others away.
|The university plans to replace the |
police bunker with a new building.
This is not the only damaging project being carried out by a university in La Candelaria. On the hills above the neighborhood, the Externado University is constructing two huge towers, turning the green hillsides into cement walls.
One would have hoped that leading universities, which teach about sustainable development, preserving the environment and improving quality of life, would apply those values to their own actions. One would hope.
|Lots of cement, little green, in the university's vision. (Photo: Facebook)|
|An overhead view. (Photo: Facebook)|
|These new apartment towers nearby will soon fill with students - who will also want green space.|