Center for City Park Excellence

Covering the reservoirs can provide much needed park space in densely populated cities. This article originally appeared in Urban Land, 2009.

This new research study by The Trust for Public Land's Center for City Park Excellence explores the economic value of the parks and park programs of the city of Wilmington, Delaware.

Since 2003, The Trust for Public Land's Center for City Park Excellence has carried out ground-breaking research into the economic value that cities and urban residents receive from their park and recreation systems.

It is increasingly apparent that the United States must consider reengineering the form of its fast-growing metropolitan areas, moving away from low-density car dependency and toward a higher-density pedestrian and transit orientation.

This publication from the Center for City Park Excellence, summarizes research into some of the innovative activities taking place at the intersection of urban parks and affordable housing.

This report measures the economic value of Boston's park and recreation system.

The Trust for Public Land conducted a study of parkland in the five major cities of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Hampton Roads has almost twice as much city shoreline as New York City and more than nine times as much city shoreline as either Boston... Read more

Cities across the country are closing their park roads to cars and opening them to people and finding that these freed up areas are increasing park usership without much of the feared consequences of traffic problems and accessibility.

San Diego's Balboa Park, one of the largest and most cherished urban parks in the country, is at a crossroad, facing challenges of automobile traffic, homelessness, horticultural decline and maintenance cutbacks.

In a first-of-its-kind report for the Philadelphia Parks Alliance, the Center for City Park Excellence documents the economic value of the parks and park programs of Philadelphia - from the Fairmount Park system to... Read more

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