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National Partners Launch the 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign
The Trust for Public Land (TPL), National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and Urban Land Institute (ULI) launched the 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign earlier this month, signing 134 mayors from around the world up to the campaign.
"These mayors signed on during the past year, endorsing the goal of providing every neighborhood with a quality park that improves life for city residents, serves as a safe place for people to gather, and adds to the beauty of the city," writes Adrian Benepe for the Huffington Post in support of his position at the Trust for Public Land.
Benepe focuses in particular on the city of Houston, which "has made a bold and ambitious goal to increase the number of residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park from 48 percent to 75 percent by 2040." Beth White, president and CEO of the Houston Parks Board, also writes of the national and local program in an article published by the Houston Chronicle.