Safe, Healthy, Inclusive Communities Archive

  • Organic Park Lands Management

    New Panel Session!Advocates and government agencies are seeking ways to move toward more organic management practices for park lands and public spaces. But imp…

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  • Farm Philly: Philly’s Urban Agriculture Program

    Farm Philly, established in 2014, is the urban agriculture program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Through diverse programming, Farm Philly connects Ph…

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  • Innovative Approaches to Addressing Homelessness

    Homelessness is a complicated issue that affects virtually all cities large and small. This panel will explore how one downtown improvement district developed …

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  • Play to Learn: Local Perspectives on Embedding Playful Learning in the Everyday Spaces

    Join national experts and local leaders in play for an engaging, interactive tour of playful learning installations recently unveiled in neighborhoods across P…

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  • Using Partnerships to Create Innovative Spaces and Programming

    Join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) staff as they showcase innovative programs and partnerships to reach new audiences. See how PPR uses new technol…

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  • Rethinking Play for Diverse Voices and Needs

    A play environment provides the opportunity to tell a story, a story that can inform the design of a space, and both can have catalytic effects on the surround…

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  • Do Innovatively Designed Playgrounds Mitigate Sociodemographic Disparities in Playground Use?

    A study of neighborhood parks found that for every 10 percent increase in neighborhood poverty, the number of playground users diminished by 20 percent. This …

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  • Outdoors for All: Partnerships to Make Parks Welcoming and Inclusive

    Parks and natural open spaces should be welcoming and inclusive spaces that allow all community members to co-create their experiences in them, especially for …

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  • Olmsted Parks: Can They Still Help Us Heal?

    As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Fredrick Law Olmsted's birth, Olmsted-designed parks in two New England cities are at the center of efforts to knit ba…

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  • Nature, Trauma, and Healing

    As communities increasingly view their local parks as a places of positive, safe, and healthy activities, grassroots efforts have created a push for culturally…

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