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Green Spaces

February 24, 2021, 7am PST
City leaders want to build more off-leash dog parks, partly as a response to the trend of "pandemic puppies" that has led to a sharp spike in urban dog ownership.
The Boston Globe
August 26, 2020, 10am PDT
The country’s history of racist and segregationist housing policies is affecting vulnerable low-income communities of color that are bearing the brunt of climate change impacts.
The New York Times
August 4, 2020, 8am PDT
Local parks and green spaces that enable safe social distancing have never been more important to people living in cities. The Trust for Public Land has released a new report showing their importance and the challenges they are facing.
The Washington Post
May 18, 2020, 6am PDT
The private non-profit organizations that support half of New York City's public parks anticipate up to a 60% decrease in funding at a time when people rely on parks more than ever before.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 6, 2020, 8am PST
As more cities "daylight" the rivers and waterways formerly interred underground to culverts and stormdrains, a process for ensuring community leadership and equitable outcomes is also coming to light.
Nonprofit Quarterly
February 12, 2018, 1pm PST
Los Angeles County park planner and parent Clement Lau writes about how 'playing' and parenting has given him insight into the urban environment that he applies in his profession.
UrbDeZine
March 29, 2016, 11am PDT
In the traditional view, nature and digital technology clash. But for many people, tech can offer ways to better engage with parks.
KCET
December 4, 2015, 5am PST
A new study based on an analysis of the residents of Turin, Italy, a city of over 900,000, reveals that walkable access to public transit and urban services benefits mental health, particularly for women and seniors.
CityLab
April 12, 2015, 9am PDT
In a bid to knit sustainability into large-scale community development, Seattle's Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is exploring several avenues toward greener land use.
ASLA The Dirt
January 15, 2014, 6am PST
A new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology finds that moving to a more-green area can have a long-lasting positive effect on mental health, unlike the short-term jolt from pay rises, promotions or winning the lottery.
BBC News
July 6, 2013, 5am PDT
Over 20 years, the TKF Foundation has funded the creation of dozens of “green refuges from the stresses of modern life”. With $4.5 million in funding for six new projects, they’re out to prove the physical and psychological benefits of such spaces.
The Atlantic Cities
October 15, 2011, 11am PDT
Richard Louv says we're drowning in a "sea of circuitry" and in desperate need to reconnect with greenery and nature in our living spaces to sooth our souls.
Citiwire.net