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Ensuring Access to Urban Green Spaces

A LEED for Cities Case Study Featuring Royal Oak, MI; Denver, CO; and Atlanta, GA

Nature and green spaces play a vital role in the social, physical, psychological, and environmental health and well-being of cities and their residents. They serve as a community-building space for people to gather, play, exercise, celebrate, learn, relax, reflect, and enjoy city life.

Sharing success stories from LEED-certified projects helps guide other cities toward achieving tangible progress. The following case studies from Royal Oak, MI; Denver, CO; and Atlanta, GA discuss the importance of urban nature and highlight strategies for improving access to green spaces.