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  • Mayors Roundtables
    • Prioritizing Parks for People Mayors Roundtable - October 24, 2022 / Learn more
  • Making the case for park equity
    • Equitable Recovery Report (TPL) / Learn More
    • Three ways U.S. cities are closing the park equity divide (TPL) / Learn More
    • 10 Principles for Enhancing Equitable Access to Parks (ULI) / Learn More
    • Understanding Equity in Parks and Recreation (NRPA) / Learn More
    • NRPA Equity Language Guide (NRPA) / Learn More
  • Making the Case: Social Cohesion & Community Engagement
    • Ten ways parks can foster more welcoming communities (TPL) / Learn More
    • Adaptive Public Spaces: Place for People in the Pandemic and Beyond (Gehl and The Knight Foundation) / Learn More
    • Community Engagement Resource Guide (NRPA) / Learn More
  • Making the Case: Public Health
    • The Health Benefits of Parks (TPL) / Learn More
    • Inclusive, Healthy Places (Gehl People) / Learn More
  • Making the Case: Climate and Environmental Resilience
    • The Power of Parks to Address Climate Change (TPL) / Learn More
    • The Heat is On - Special Report (TPL) / Learn More
    • Parks as a Solution to Climate Change (NRPA) / Learn More
    • Great Urban Parks Campaign Resources (NRPA) / Learn More
    • Climate Resilient Conservation on Atlanta’s West Side (US Nature 4 Climate) / Learn More
  • Making the Case: Safe Routes to Parks & Connectivity
    • Why Safe Routes to Parks: Stories, Data, and Resources to Illustrate the Mission (Safe Routes Partnership) / Learn More
  • Making the Case: Community Schoolyards & Joint Use
    • TPL’s Community Schoolyards Initiative (TPL) / Learn More
  • Making the Case: Parks Supporting Development Goals
    • Why Developers and Land Use Professionals Are Championing U.S. Parks (ULI) / Learn More
    • Quality of Life and Place as Economic Development (Reimagining the Civic Commons) / Learn More
  • Making the Case: Social Cohesion & Community Engagement
    • Ten ways parks can foster more welcoming communities (TPL) / Learn More
    • Adaptive Public Spaces: Place for People in the Pandemic and Beyond (Gehl and The Knight Foundation) / Learn More
  • Toolkits and How Tos
    • The Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks, and Equity (HAP-E) (TPL) / Learn More
    • Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks (TPL) / Learn More
    • IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum (IAP2) / Learn More
    • Public Engagement Guide (Pittsburgh, PA) / Learn More
    • Community First Toolkit (High Line) / Learn More
  • ParkScore® index (TPL) / Learn More
  • ParkServe® (TPL) / Learn More
  • Characteristics of High-Quality Parks (ULI) / Learn More
  • Complete Parks Indicators: A Systems Approach to Assessing Parks (ChangeLab) / Learn More
  • Comprehensive Community Assessment Tools (County Health Rankings & Roadmaps) / Learn More
  • Policy Examples and Tools: Park Access & Equity
    • 10-Minute Walk & Park Equity Policy: CityHealth Greenspace Policy Package and Awards Program (CityHealth) / Learn More
  • Policy Examples and Tools: Community Engagement
    • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Community Engagement Policy (Minneapolis, MN) / Learn More
  • Policy Examples and Tools: Safe Routes to Parks & Connectivity
    • Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework (SRTP) / Learn More
  • Policy Examples and Tools: Community Schoolyards & Joint Use
    • How to Create a Community Schoolyard. A Community Schoolyards ™ Toolkit (TPL) / Learn More
    • Model Joint Use Agreement Resources (ChangeLab Solutions) / Learn More
  • Policy Examples and Tools: Vacant & Non-Traditional Land for Parks
    • Vacant Land Keys to Success: Lessons from the Field (CCP) / Learn More
  • Policy Examples and Tools: Parks Addressing Climate and Environmental Resilience
    • The Camden Parks and Open Space Plan (TPL) / Learn More
    • Nature Based Climate Solutions: An Addendum to the Burlington, VT Open Space Protection Plan (Burlington, VT) / Learn More
  • Investing in Parks & Understanding the Funding Landscape
    • Investing in Equitable Urban Park Systems (Urban Institute) / Learn More
    • Investing in Equitable Park Systems: Case Studies & Recommendations (City Parks Alliance) / Learn More
  • Creating Local Funding Sources
    • TPL Conservation Financing Services (TPL) / Learn More