Tag Archives: community

Park Systems in the 100 Largest U.S. Cities Rated

The Trust for Public Land Releases 2016 ParkScore® Index, Rating Park Systems in the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
The Trust for Public Land
Posted: June 20, 2016
“ParkScores are based on three factors: Park Access, which measures the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park (approximately ½-mile); Park Size, which is based on a city’s median park size and the percentage of total city area dedicated to parks; and Facilities and Investment, which combines park spending per resident with the availability of four popular park amenities: basketball hoops, off-leash dog parks, playgrounds, and recreation & senior centers….”

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Green Fingers Grow Green Minds
Ecologist
Posted: October 31, 2013

“If you listen to nature, you are so inspired; you don’t have to listen – the garden encourages you to listen, to all of the wildlife … the sounds of the birds” says Eloise, 13…”

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Using Science to Drive New Approaches to Child Welfare
Center on the Developing Child
Harvard University
Posted: October 4, 2013

“With their eyes on a more healthy, stable, and productive future for the nation’s most vulnerable children and families, federal child welfare officials are broadening their strategy…to try to enhance caregiving and to reduce the adverse experiences that can trigger toxic stress and its damaging lifelong consequences.”