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.
akphotoc / Shutterstock

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


Brand new! Urban Grid City Collection

Each city has its own unique story. Commemorate where you came from or where you want to go.
Grids and Guide Red book cover

Grids & Guides

A notebook for visual thinkers. Available in red and black.
Blockitecture - Garden City

Just In! Get the Garden City Expansion

New from Blockitecture! Create towers, cities, and dwellings with this set of architectural building blocks.
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month