Chicago's already done this! Check out the Handbook and other stories about these urban Green Alleys. Pioneers!
Los Angeles is on its way too! See how the Community Redevelopment Agency is working to vitalize South LA including the alleys.
Communities across the country are coming together to improve their environments by caring for the earth and caring for the people.
Chicago's award-winning Handbook/Guide:
City of Los Angeles' 'South LA' Opportunity Sites for Redevelopment
Bronx Botanical Gardens in New York City:
A few Articles about the movement: