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The value of parks is rising. Luckily, in many cases, costs are declining.

Oct 25, 2023
High construction expenses and budget pressures are pushing developers to be creatively cost-conscious as they expand access to green spaces.
Parks are a resource for mental health and climate resilience, says journalist Patrick Sisson.
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How national and state parks are handling COVID-19 closures

Mar 30, 2020
Hundreds of parks have closed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. But many remain open, and some are even waiving entrance fees.
A closed sign is posted in front of a parking lot at China Camp State Park on March 25, 2020 in San Rafael, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all parking lots at state parks and beaches to be closed in an effort to discourage people from visiting.
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How "social infrastructure" can save us all

Sep 11, 2018
An author told us how spaces like parks and libraries can end up being a driving force in the economy and a saving factor in a crisis.
People walk past a mural along the High Line Park trail in New York City January 30, 2018. Opened in June 2009, the High Line meanders at an altitude of about 18-30 feet (5-9 meters) above the streets through blocks of office buildings and private residences on Manhattan's West Side. 

The Lowline experiments with natural sunlight underground

Apr 29, 2016
Is this the future of parks?
The Lowline test facility in the Lower East Side of New York City.
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