In this paper, we survey the most recent peer-reviewed literature on green infrastructure to assess its demonstrated effectiveness in moderating urban temperatures and, as a result, lessening energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

Quantifying the Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Urban Parks report outlines the greenhouse gas benefits of adding green space to an urban area and introduces methodologies for estimating potential greenhouse gas reductions.

We are applying our Climate-Smart Cities strategy throughout metro Boston to create a stronger, safer, and more climate-resilient Massachusetts.

This report focuses on the opportunity presented by federally-mandated stormwater management requirements. Green Infrastructure (GI) is a decentralized and potentially cost-effective alternative management strategy that can reduce stormwater at its source, while simultaneously providing communities with a number of other valuable urban ecosystem services – direct and indirect benefits that people can derive from urban ecosystems.

The Trust for Public Land’s Climate-Smart Cities program has been working with cities to plan comprehensive active transportation networks that allow people to reach destinations by bike and foot safely and conveniently. This report, developed in partnership with ICF International, describes our methodology for assessing the environmental, public health, and economic benefits of active transportation investments.

The Trust for Public Land, Council Member Rosie Mendez and New York City today unveiled a state-of-the art-playground on a formerly cracked asphalt lot at PS 15 The Roberto Clemente School, in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. 

Imagine a 30-plus-mile multiuse path along O‘ahu’s South Shore connecting Waikiki to West O‘ahu that would provide some 600,000 residents with easy access to the island's shorelines and green spaces; a path where hikers, bikers, walkers, and runners could exercise and connect with nature in and around Oʻahu’s urban coastal neighborhoods.

The Trust for Public Land, buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, and The Texas Trees Foundation today presented the initial results of their Smart Growth for Dallas partnership to the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Board.

For years, it has seemed that slow-moving, long-awaited bike and pedestrian trail projects planned near downtown and Lake Erie have been competing against one another for cash and moving ahead without a sense of how they should connect to form a comprehensive network. Say goodbye to all that.

It’s 2 o’clock on a hot summer afternoon. You’re getting ready to meet some friends at the park for a game of basketball. Which t-shirt would you grab from the closet?