Climate

Woonasquatucket River Adventure Park, Providence, RI

We're transforming a vacant brownfield along the Woonasquatucket River into a vibrant, climate-smart adventure park. Located in the heart of Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood—a community where roughly 40 percent of families live below the poverty line—the park will provide outdoor activities for at-risk youth and help the city address the impacts of climate change.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land today announced a partnership with the city of Los Angeles to help residents prepare for climate change.

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Despite its notoriously wet winters and some seriously steep hills, Seattle is a two-wheeled triumph: its residents commute by bike at a rate six times higher than the national average.

That’s thanks in part to dedicated greenways like the Burke-Gilman Trail, an old rail line that the...

Fitzgerald Neighborhood Framework Plan 2016

More than 20 square miles of vacant land lie within Detroit city limits. The legacy of decades of depopulation and disinvestment, the vacant land drains the city’s resources and poses threats to neighborhood safety—but it also holds potential for outdoor recreation, job creation, affordable housing, food security, small businesses, clean air and water, and climate change resiliency.

Visitors enjoy a walk along the Big Lake Trail in City Park, New Orleans

Few American cities are more vulnerable to climate change-related flooding, heat, and storms than New Orleans. The Trust for Public Land’s Climate-Smart Cities team is working with public agencies, neighborhoods, funders, and researchers to help New Orleans develop green infrastructure where it’s needed most.

This report outlines Boston’s urban heat island impacts, green infrastructure mitigation strategies, the results of a vulnerability analysis, and provides locally-specific recommendations for mitigation.

GIS mapping Chattanooga

To help guide the next generation of greening work in Chattanooga, The Trust for Public Land employed geographic information systems (GIS) planning and research to develop a resiliency plan for the City.

Climate Smart Cities, Boston

As communities seek new strategies to protect residents, infrastructure, and quality of life, The Trust for Public Land is helping by bringing its nationally recognized Climate-Smart Cities program to metro Boston.

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On a lonely stretch of beach in Olympic National Park, my family and I approached a bus-sized boulder. As we drew closer, we saw it was plastered with barnacles and sea anemones, sea stars in bold shades of orange and purple, and thousands of mussels packed shell-to-shell. My seven-year-old...

Long Island Sound, NY

This study investigates the role that New York City coastal green infrastructure, such as beaches and marshes, played in mitigating building damages during hurricane Sandy in 2012. 

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