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Sixty years ago, the activist Jane Jacobs was writing in part about San Francisco when she warned, “We are becoming too solemn about downtown.” Jacobs, who’s Death and Life of Great American Cities is required reading for urban planners, once sized up San Francisco’s Civic Center—a few...

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of details of President Trump's proposed FY 2019 Budget and infrastructure plan:

"Over the past year, we have seen the Trump Administration display a disturbing disregard for our environment and public lands. If enacted by Congress, the cuts and program eliminations proposed in the President's budget released today would wreak havoc on our outdoor economy and the millions of jobs it supports in our local communities. Further, these budget proposals will undermine cities and towns working hard to create a clean and healthy future for our country.

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Any Cap and Trade expenditure plan approved by California should invest in programs like greening urban areas, landscape adaptation, and protecting wetlands, The Trust for Public Land said today.

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Will Rogers, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, issued the following statement in advance of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address tomorrow night:

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The National Board of Directors of The Trust for Public Land is thrilled to announce that Diane Regas, currently the Executive Director of Environmental Defense Fund, will become The Trust for Public Land’s President and CEO, effective March 12th. In doing so, The Trust for Public Land renews its commitment to ensuring that parks and natural areas are accessible to every single person in America.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s report today showing that natural disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017:

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“We are deeply saddened today about the passing of our friend, Mayor Ed Lee. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mayor Lee’s family, friends and the people of San Francisco, whom he served so well. Mayor Lee was a champion of parks and ensuring all San Franciscans, especially children, had access to green space, and the city he governed was the first to ensure that every resident lived within a 10-minute walk of a park.

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The San Geronimo Golf Course is on track to become Marin County’s newest park after the Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of the 157-acre property this week, The Trust for Public Land said Thursday.

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Voters across America last night passed local and state ballot measures that will provide more than $1.5 billion for parks and conservation. Of 30 local park and open space measures on the ballot, 26 passed. Earlier in 2017, 11 local measures had been voted on, and 10 passed.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after The Washington Post reported that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed that President Trump reduce protections at ten national monuments:

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