City Parks: America’s New Infrastructure – Overview

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City Parks: America’s New Infrastructure – Overview

This five-part series documents the multi-functional benefits of urban parks. With growing urban populations and aging infrastructure, local governments and their city planners are taking a fresh look at parks as a wise investment of municipal resources to address our greatest urban challenges—from stormwater management and flood prevention to reducing public health costs to economic revitalization and job growth.

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    Partnership Agreement of Portland Parks & Recreation and The Forest Park Conservancy

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    Key assumptions outlined for how Forest Park Conservancy works cooperatively with city agency to care for a 5,000+ acre park with 70+ miles of trails.

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    Groundwork Hudson Valley – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application narrative

    In this proposal, Groundwork Hudson Valley seeks support from CDBG to restore public green space on the Saw Mill River and in a park adjacent to the proposed Y…