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How Does Your (city in a) Garden Grow? The Future of North Grant Park

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
 

How do issues of urban park design play out across the country?

Check out these links to put this Lunch Talk in context.

CHICAGO'S BLOOMINGDALE TRAIL
Check out the Lunch Online pages on the Bloomingdale Trail -- a new urban trail/park in Chicago!
Or visit the Bloomingdale Trail website.

URBAN PARKS IN THE U.S.
Urban renewal initiatives around the nation are generating new parks and revitalizing neglected parks.
Read "The human-scale reawakening of America's urban parks" in The Seattle Times.

TEARDROP PARK, NEW YORK
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates has designed numerous parks around the country, including Teardrop Park in New York.
Read "A Chip Off the Old Park" in The New York Times.

IMPROVING PARKS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
A new study has found that improving the features of local parks may lead to increased usage and physical activity.
Read "Park Improvements and Park Activity" in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

 

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