Session Details

Funding Parks and Green Infrastructure in Low-Income Communities

In this session, participants will learn about a range of strategies for funding capital, operating and programming for parks and green infrastructure in low-income communities, with an eye towards mitigating green gentrification in high growth cities and identifying viable strategies to leverage resources in low-growth cities.

The Urban Institute, Groundwork USA, and City Parks Alliance will share the results of their joint national research on funding parks and green infrastructure in low-income communities. Presenters will share examples of the successful application of those strategies in cities around the country, including insights, strategies and lessons learned from on-the-ground projects in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Although speakers will discuss green gentrification, as well as the need to create equitable resource allocation strategies, we encourage conference participants interested in exploring these topics in greater detail to attend the following two companion sessions: