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Green Space

August 25, 2019, 11am PDT
In communities lacking green space, public access to upgraded school playgrounds is a win-win solution.
Fast Company
August 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Minneapolis wants more equity in its parks spending—and new plans are a key step in the process of delivering more equitable results.
MinnPost
August 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
A developer just bought a Denver-area golf course in the hopes of some day rezoning the site for residential and commercial development. Open space advocates have other ideas, as does the city (for now).
The Denver Post
August 1, 2019, 5am PDT
Tree canopies deliver the most benefits to health and social outcomes to neighborhoods.
Pacific Standard
July 8, 2019, 11am PDT
A new study finds that interim recreational use of underutilized sections of crowded cities can benefit more than just humans.
Next City
April 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
Reno officials hope to protect public green space in the Truckee Meadows before potential new development arrives.
Reno Gazette Journal
April 15, 2019, 1pm PDT
Advocates say an upgraded Hance Park could be a great success for the city, but the move forward has been slow.
azcentral.com
Feature
March 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Deborah Marton, executive director of the New York Restoration Project, connects parks and open space to improved public safety.
Deborah Marton
January 4, 2019, 1pm PST
A comprehensive study to revitalize the Atlanta regional waterfront, dubbed the Chattahoochee RiverLands project, is now underway.
Saporta Report
October 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat wants to transform three failing golf courses into free public spaces.
The Toronto Star
August 2, 2018, 6am PDT
New York City's Green Roof Property Tax Abatement Program has failed to take off, but if it were targeted toward the areas that need stormwater infrastructure and green spaces the most, it could be made too big to ignore.
Crain's New York Business
July 31, 2018, 10am PDT
Los Angeles created a tax incentive to promote urban farms on the thousands of vacant lots around the city. So far, the incentive has been given out only four times.
CityLab
July 24, 2018, 8am PDT
According to new reaearch, the power of green space where vacant lots previously stood includes mental health benefits, especially in low-income neighborhoods.
NPR
April 12, 2018, 9am PDT
Some worry that, of the many reasons cities pursue cap parks, creating quality green space is low on the list.
Stateline
October 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city hopes to accelerate development and mitigate flood risk along the industrial Fort Point Channel with a string of new parks.
The Boston Globe
August 13, 2017, 5am PDT
Agrihoods emerged in the 1990s as a master-planned alternative to the golf-centered communities of the past. Many of these developments are going strong, and gaining in popularity.
Realtor
May 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Instead of a disused rail line, Seoul will repurpose one of its many old overpasses. The goal is to introduce green space and build up connective pedestrian infrastructure.
The Washington Post
March 4, 2017, 11am PST
City and county leaders shared their plans for millions in new annual revenue at the 2017 VerdeXchange Conference.
The Planning Report
December 19, 2016, 7am PST
The city of Snoqualimie's requests to expand in to "rural" King County has been denied.
KUOW
August 25, 2016, 8am PDT
Community input is crucial to a plan that would wrap Portland in a ring of greenery and pathways.
Next City