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.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land announced today that it has received a $50,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation to help extend The Legacy Trail into downtown Sarasota.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land announced today it will unveil ParkServe™, a new, interactive platform that tracks urban park access nationwide, in spring 2017.

Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School

The Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School in the Lawncrest neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia is getting a makeover. While the school is located among the bustling shops and restaurants along Rising Sun Avenue, the neighborhood lacks green spaces where neighbors can connect with nature.

Southwark School, 2016

The Southwark School in South Philadelphia has recently been named among Philadelphia’s first Community Schools, and we are thrilled to help the school become an anchor institution for neighborhood families.

George W. Nebinger Elementary School, Philadelphia

The students at George W. Nebinger Elementary School in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia are getting a new schoolyard. This South Philly school is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, in a dense residential area that lacks adequate green spaces for children to play in.


From the door of her apartment, Artyene Wilson can see the sparkling expanse of Lake Erie stretching away to the horizon. “You can’t beat the view,” she says. “On a sunny day our water is so beautiful and blue.”

For Wilson and the other tenants at Lakeview Estates—an aptly named public...

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.