The Value Of Open Space To A City

New York City Department of City Planning commissioner Amanda M. Burden talks to Urban Land magazine about the value of urban open space, how it can be a catalyst for economic development, why she created the Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award as well as how cash strapped cities can create open space on a shoestring budget.

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Game Plan Open House

The Game Plan (Denver Parks and Recreation’s visioning plan), as part of the Denveright initiative (www.denvergov.org/denveright) needs public input! We are at an exciting phase of the Game Plan as we are now looking forward to the future of Denver Parks and Recreation. Building off the previous community feedback, analysis of the existing system and national trends, we will focus on the completed analysis and preview draft opportunities for the future at these meetings. Each meeting will have Spanish interpretation available.

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School sits on former open space that activists want back — eventually

Two years after the Denver City Council cleared the way for a controversial land swap, children filed last month into a new elementary school built on former city-owned open space near Cherry Creek Reservoir.

But the Joe Shoemaker School’s opening hasn’t ended a legal fight by still-simmering Denver parks advocates over what they saw as an illegal giveaway of valuable park land, a charge disputed by city officials.

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