City Parks Alliance has released a new report, “A Smart Investment for America’s Economy: The Land and Water Conservation Fund,” which highlights the success stories of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in cities across America. The report details how cities are using LWCF grants to create measurable environmental, economic, and public health returns on urban park investments.
Eighty-percent of the America’s population now lives in cities, placing a renewed focus on the value of city parks. The report showcases LWCF park projects in nine metropolitan areas in the United States that have generated local, public and private investment, leading to the creation of new green spaces, more efficient storm drainage, improved public health and neighborhood revitalization.
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