A New Green Thumb Tool for Planners
"A joint venture between The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land and the Conservation Fund is on a mission to champion the importance of green public spaces," according to a post on the progrss website. The partnership's work to date includes a new planning tool called the The Greenprint Resource Hub, which, according to the article, "acts as a database for practitioners, policymakers, and community members looking to incorporate parks, open space, and agriculture into their economic and social goals."
Urban planners can use the Greenprint Resource Hub to locate greenprints across the U.S. and explore over 60 greenprint case studies. They can also learn more about greenprints and the benefits they bring to communities. The tool can guide them while they review the best practices, and look into opportunities and examples of funding and policies that enable greenprints.