Steven Snell is a parks policy planner for the City of Calgary. Contact him on Twitter: @stevenpsnell
Some argue that if something is not directly contributing to our public coffers, why protect it? Perhaps it’s worth broadening our understanding of the services – and tax implications – provided by parks.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 3:00pm PDT
Parks have long been likened to "the lungs of the city." But to better capture the totality of parks' role in our urban milieu a more apt metaphor is necessary.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 3:25pm PST
Broadening our definition of parks to recognize their role in preventative health care and promotion will only expand our awareness on how important they are to good neighbourhood design.
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 2:42pm PST