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Employee Growth and Development

Here at Cityscapes we care immensely about employee growth and development.  For instance, our whole horticultural team just took a fun and educational trip to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Stay tuned for a separate post about that trip!  In addition to team and cultural growth, like the museum visit, we also care deeply about individual growth.  And one of our long time employees has just gone remote to do some serious growing.

Growing Outside the Box

Cityscapes Head of Graphics and Marketing Coordinator (the immensely talented Mike Rivers) will be traveling around Europe and South Africa for a remote work opportunity provided by the company, Remote Year for the next 4 months.  Remote Year offers location independent employees an apartment and co-working space in foreign cities for one month at a time for a span of 12 months or 4 months.  

Since Mike is able to handle all of his responsibilities from a laptop with an internet connection, we have gladly agreed to allow him to take advantage of this potentially life-changing development opportunity.

Mike will continue his full-time position coordinating marketing and social media for Cityscapes as well as developing presentations for the sales team all while gaining valuable insights from the 32 other Remote Year professionals and experiences in the program.  The sense of community, culture, and growth within the Remote Year program may be it’s biggest asset and we are confident that Mike will return with a wealth of new knowledge and experience that will benefit himself and Cityscapes for years to come.

In addition, Mike will be visiting and photographing some of the landscape and plantscape industry-specific realms of the cities to which he travels.  As a company we could potentially learn a great deal more about the biophilic design world abroad with a more hands-on experience than just Googling everything.  The major stops on the itinerary are: Valencia, Spain; Sofia, Bulgaria; Cape Town, South Africa; Prague, Czech Republic. 

Continue following us on our social media pages and follow #CityscapesGoesRemote on Instagram for photos and updates on the journey!

Join Us and Grow!

Mike’s opportunity is just one of the ways we strive to improve our employees . If you are interested in growing with Cityscapes, please check out our careers page as we currently have several open positions and are seeking enthusiastic and talented people who have a passion for plants!

In the meantime, as Mike finishes up in Valencia, here are some of the photos he has captured of the city’s amazing landscapes:

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Valencia Biophilia

The port city of Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain after Barcelona and Madrid.  The dense urban area is parted by an immense park that was transformed from former riverbed of the Turia River that had been diverted. The park, El Jardin del Turia is packed full of trees, flowering shrubs, expansive lawns, fountains, sculptures, bike paths, and drawing to an end beyond the incredible center for arts and sciences.  This is only one of the many parks in a city that clearly cares very deeply about the human connection to nature.

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