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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and Al Raby High School, a Chicago Public School, are transforming the school’s physical environment into the optimal environmental leadership learning environment. The installation of a native woodland garden, named after the 2004 Nobel...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Francisco
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Food
This ordinance establishes land and buildings as different classes of property and establishes a procedure to tax building values at lower rates than land values. It also ensures availability of full public information regarding assessments and appeal procedures; ensure that shifts...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Food
This ordinance amends the Downtown and Urban Districts section of the Madison zoning code. The ordinance establishes design standards; establishes building material standards and use; lists all permitted and conditional uses, including allowing community and market gardening, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Washington
Source Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Food, Health, Public Spaces
Green roofs and community gardens can bolster the locally grown food supply while sustainably utilizing public land in urban environments. This brief outlines how local governments can implement zoning and code reforms that facilitate urban farming and green space development. It...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Food
This ordinance updates the City's land use code governing urban agriculture uses, including: allowing urban farms and community gardens in all zones; allowing all residents to be able to sell food grown on their property; allowing farmers' markets in more areas; allowing dedicated...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Missouri
Source Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Food
This ordinance defines and outlines regulations for home gardens, community gardens, and community supported agriculture....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Recreation and Park Association
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces
This report finds that urban parks reduce air temperatures, air pollution, ultraviolet radiation, and atmospheric carbon dioxide. It recommends preserving and increasing urban tree cover, planting long-lived trees, reducing fossil fuel use in maintaining natural urban spaces, and...

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