Reports & Tools

Documenting the Potential of City Parks

City Parks Alliance and research partners are exploring the role of parks in addressing critical emerging issues facing cities. Together with economists, engineers, policy experts, advocates and practitioners, we are delivering practical, replicable solutions for cities, agencies, and residents. City Parks Alliance members and others can draw upon these reports, videos, and infographics to demonstrate the power of city parks in a broad new context of economic, environmental, and social opportunity.

Reports and Other Tools

  • Member Exclusive
    Report

    New York Zoning Law and Practice Report

    By Thomson Reuters

    Article considers five alternative revenue strategies that show promise for leveraging private dollars for public parks and protected open space.

  • Report

    Investing in Equitable Urban Park Systems: Emerging Funding Strategies and Tools

    City Parks Alliance

    Report on our national research initiative for funding parks and green infrastructure in low-income communities.

  • Report

    Case Studies: City Parks – A Smart Investment for America’s Health, Economy & Environment

    City Parks Alliance

    Explore stories of parks whose infrastructure plays a vital role in their cities' social, economic, and well-being.

  • Member Exclusive
    Report

    Greening without Gentrification: Learning from Parks-Related Anti-Displacement Strategies Nationwide

    The University of Utah, UCLA, GreenInfo Network

    Results shared of an ongoing study to identify and classify parks-related anti-displacement strategies in marginalized neighborhoods in 19 cities.