Blog

  • Mar 26, 2018

    Parks and the Urban Infrastructure Network

    Catherine Nagel, City Parks AllianceMami Hara, Seattle Public Utilities

    Parks can meet critical infrastructure needs at the federal and local levels, helping to solve many community and climate challenges.

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  • Nov 28, 2017

    Urban Parks’ Emerging Role as Transportation Infrastructure

    Catherine Nagel, City Parks AllianceKari E. Watkins, Georgia Institute of Technology

    With more and more people using them to get where they need to go, reclaimed railways and industrial corridors are connecting neighborhoods rather than dividin…

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  • Oct 18, 2017

    The Importance of Public Space

    Nelson Beckford

    Learn why public spaces are a social utility for public good and how they can promote social cohesion, define a city, and promote active living.

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  • Oct 3, 2017

    Making Urban Parks More Than Just a Place for Play

    Catherine Nagel, City Parks Alliance

    City parks are more than gathering places. They are valuable infrastructure for our county’s urban communities, as vital as highways, bridges, and wastewater t…

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  • Jul 31, 2017

    Rediscovering the Potential of Urban Riverfronts

    Catherine Nagel, City Parks Alliance

    Industrial waterfronts are being rediscovered. Areas that were once an eyesore are being reborn into beautiful community parks and greenways that are reconnect…

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  • Jul 17, 2017

    How New Private Funding Strategies Are Helping Build More Urban Parks

    Catherine Nagel, City Parks Alliance

    No longer just ball fields and picnic tables, today’s parks serve multiple purposes, spurring collaborations between parks departments and other public agencie…

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