Author: John Egan

City Rankings

America’s top cities for playgrounds

Madison, WI, is a playground for playgrounds. New data from The Trust for Public Land shows Madison — the capital of Wisconsin and the home of the University of Wisconsin’s main campus — boasts more playgrounds per 10,000 residents than any of the 100 largest U.S. cities. Every year, The […]

Austin, TX

Data Reveals Sunny Potential for Solar Power in Austin

URL: Headline: Data Reveals Sunny Potential for Solar Power in Austin Meta: According to Google’s Project Rooftop, 85 percent of roofs in Austin could support solar panels. John Egan At the Mueller development in Austin, TX, rooftop solar panels are just as prominent as the shingles on the rooftops. At Mueller, […]

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City Rankings, Gardening

The 8 Metro Areas That Are Gaga Over Garden Gnomes

Admit it: Garden gnomes are kinda cute. Characterized by red pointy hats, long white beards and pudgy bodies, gnome figurines are smile-inducing fixtures in gardens around the world. According to legend, underground gnomes “came alive at night” to toil in gardens and protect them from “evil sorcery,” the Balcony Container […]