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Infographic Compares How Cities Prioritize Urban Parks

The latest installment of the GOOD Cities Project has produced an infographic that provides a look at the "ever-vital urban park" by comparing the park efforts of cities around the country.
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The recent effort by GOOD is essentially a giant infographic that compares cities and parks on two metrics. First is the U.S. cities that spend the most per resident on parks (there Washington D.C. takes the lead with $375). The second is U.S. cities with the highest percentage of park land per acre (there Anchorage, Alaska takes the lead with 39 percent). The infographic also includes a timeline showing the development of notable urban parks around the world, starting with Beihai Park in Beijing, which was developed in the 11th century, and coming all the way up to the Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, built in 2012.

Full Story: City Park Showdown

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