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E&E News / April 12, 2021

Urban parks, vacant lots could become '30x30' targets

Stretching nearly 3 miles along a former elevated train track in Chicago, the Bloomingdale Trail draws pedestrians and cyclists down its paved path — the centerpiece of a park system often cited as a model urban green space that integrates access, recreation and transportation.

The Atlanta Voice / March 16, 2021

Atlanta City Council approves funding to complete the BeltLine

Monday night, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the approval of funding to complete the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine. The Atlanta City Council approved legislation creating a Special Service District (SSD) that will provide approximately $100 million towards completing the Atlanta BeltLine’s 22-mile multi-use trail loop.

Next City / March 10, 2021

You’ve Removed Your Confederate Statues — Now What?

It’s 2021 and Confederate symbolism is still on display in too many public places, from city parks to statehouses to the U.S. Capitol. Some communities across the country are taking action to remove Confederate symbols from public life—including from license plates, as mascots, and from state flags and public space.

Climate KIC / February 18, 2021

Improved urban parks increase communities’ climate resilience

Start Park, a project led by citizens from Florence, Italy, has won “Most advanced idea” at the global Climathon Awards 2020. The prize rewards the team that has improved the most since taking part in a previous Climathon: a city-based 24-hour ideathon organised by EIT Climate-KIC, where citizens are invited to brainstorm solutions to lessen the impact of the extreme weather events their city is already facing or will have to face in the near future.