Beautification is the process of making visual improvements to a person, place or thing. With regard to a town, city or to an urban area, this most often involves planting trees, shrubbery, and other greenery, but frequently also includes adding decorative or historic-style street lights and other lighting and replacing broken pavement, often with brick or other natural materials. Old-fashioned cobblestones are sometimes used for crosswalks; they provide the additional benefit of slowing motorists.
Why this Matters
For My Organization
From a business perspective, a clean, well-maintained environment speaks of community activity and stability. These are qualities that attract new business investment.
For New Orleans
Beautification matters because the physical beauty and quality of amenities in town are a reflection of a community’s pride and commitment to mutual benefit. The appearance of a community’s environment is an good indicator of a community’s health.