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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Member Exclusive
    Report

    NY City Framework for an Equitable Future

    NYC Parks

  • Member Exclusive
    Report

    Healthy Development Without Displacement

    Prevention Institute

    In this new paper, we explore: What can people working on “healthy community” issues—like active transportation, parks, healthy food, planning, public health, …

  • Report

    Active Parks, Healthy Cities: Recommendations from the National Study of Neighborhood Parks

    City Parks Alliance

    This report curates multiple case studies for each of the four major findings from cities of different sizes and geographies for park and recreation profession…