New greenspaces are often hard to come by in dense urban centers and the only alternative is to make use of above ground planters. They're an excellent amenity to add, especially in those areas where ample outdoor seating is provided by street-level restaurants and cafes. Sidewalk dining downtown has seen a boom over the past few years, and these new planters we spotted being installed yesterday can only enhance the experience. Urban sidewalks should be lively places where people can sit, hang out, catch a bite and enjoy the fantastic weather we've been enjoying. Just another step towards making our city a more comfortable place.