It’s funny. Look for ‘city’ in Google Images. The first photos depict skylines, highways, and waterfronts. But we know cities are more than concrete and asphalt. We can’t blame Google because the pictures represent what we think of when we think of cities.

Hisaya Odori Garden, Nagoya. Photo credit: 公益財団法人 名古屋市みどりの協会 (Nagoya City Green Association)

Besides the buildings and the vehicles, in all cities, there are parks, plazas, and playgrounds. Although the predominant color is gray, the presence of green in cities is