03 August 2012

POLAND : Warsaw's Garden Plot Supporters Square Off Vs Developers.


     A battle between modernity...and traditional values is being fought in Warsaw.
     The city's many garden plots...carved out by rulers for workers to relax and even garden...are coveted by developers who instead envision expensive highrises soaring into the sky.
     Warsaw needs more office and housing space to cope with its rapid growth.
     But a decades old law protected the gardens...until 11 July...when a court ruled the provision was unconstitutional.