It’s time to recognize the multiple benefits of parks and fund them as infrastructure if we want our cities to be successful and prepared for the future.

A new advocacy campaign aims to ensure that every American can live within a 10-minute walk of a high-quality park or green space

Urban park success stories have one important thing in common: They’ve prioritized sound management

A Changing Climate Means A Changing Society. The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, Supported By The Kresge Foundation And The JPB Foundation, Is Committed To A Greener, Fairer Future.​ This Post Was Originally Published On...

In 2013, the city of Norfolk, Virginia, removed almost 70 benches from three small city parks.

High-density public housing may seem like an idea whose time has come and gone, buried along with the ruins of notorious projects like St. Louis’ Pruitt-Igoe and...

Photo Credit: Rockaway Youth on Banner by Flickr.com user Light Brigading

We live in challenging times. The shocks and stresses of global warming affect every community in one form or another. Rising seas and storm surges swamp coastal communities. Floods and droughts of biblical proportions are visited on city dwellers and...

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The world’s expanding cities are in a delicate balancing act. If they do not embrace strategic, high-density development, urban areas will increasingly encroach on surrounding farmland and natural spaces.

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Sunrise in Yosemite National Park.

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

Handwritten signs urge passersby to pick what’s ripe in Kamloops, British Columbia. (Photo courtesy of Elaine Sedgman).

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