Report shows progress for urban green spaces

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

This month, the year two progress report was released on America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative. Establishing Great Urban Parks and Community Green Spaces is a hallmark of the AGO vision.

The 2012 report states, “With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, prioritizing urban projects makes it possible to bring the benefits of the outdoors to millions of people.” The report highlights these benefits by showing how trees are playing an important role in Chicago and Washington, DC where they are revitalizing urban green spaces and improving waterways.

Through community-driven and community-supported efforts, and collaborations among federal government agencies, new kinds of partnerships are focused on building safe and environmentally-sound urban areas and outdoor spaces for all Americans.