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The Washington Post / April 23, 2021

A bridge-turned-park in Southeast can be a national example of how to reconnect communities

Largely overlooked in President Biden’s economic recovery and infrastructure plan is a sweeping effort to reconnect communities divided by urban highways. The $20 billion in aid Biden proposed in his American Jobs Plan would be a historic effort to correct the racism in how we built our highway system and lay the groundwork for reinvigorating neighborhoods — such as Anacostia in Southeast Washington — that have suffered for decades because of those decisions.

Bloomberg City Lab / April 13, 2021

City Leaders May Be More Optimistic About Park Equity Than They Should Be

U.S. parks became crucial during the pandemic as they offered urban dwellers both solace and a safe space to meet with others, and mayors recognized as much. Three-quarters of mayors surveyed last summer said they expected residents to spend more time in green spaces than they did in the pre-pandemic days.

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.