Parks Funding

View of lake in Central Park, New York City with people in rowboats and bright red and orange fall trees, buildings in background.

Report: How to Fund NYC Parks

A set of 20 creative suggestions for increasing parks revenue.

January 21, 2024 - Center For An Urban Future

Green lawn and walkway in downtonw Houston park with skyline in background.

Opinion: How to Fund Better Houston Parks

Houston’s iconic signature parks mask a major underinvestment in green spaces for most of the city’s neighborhoods, according to a new report.

October 18, 2023 - Houston Chronicle


Parks Levy Headed for Approval in Seattle's King County

King County, Seattle spends 80 of its parks operating budget with money generated from a levy imposed on homeowners. After approving the levy most recently in 2013, voters are supporting it again this week.

August 7, 2019 - The Seattle Times

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.