Blog

  • 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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  • Jul 13, 2017

    Let’s Pass a Law to Fund Urban Greenspaces

    Nanette Barragán

    Read Congresswoman Barragán's thoughts on the importance of urban green spaces and her historic introduction of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Act.

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  • Jun 29, 2017

    City Parks: Important Foundation for Youth

    Catherine Nagel, City Parks Alliance

    Neighborhood parks are a portal to experiencing the natural world, a community hub for families and neighbors, and a place for outdoor learning.

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