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Houston’s bid for park equity

Houston’s bid for park equity

The city often ranks among the top ten most unequal metro areas in the US, but since 2012, it has been building one of the most extensive – and equitable – networks of parks and greenways in the country.

How land banks are supposed to work

How land banks are supposed to work

Land banks let local governments acquire and revitalise abandoned and vacant property – that is, if they can resist the temptation to give elected officials too much power over the process.

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