As the population of this country (and, as of last year, the world) shifts towards a more urban lifestyle, more previously-rural concepts and resources are being examined through the urban lens. When we think about nationally-backed public spaces, where are people congregating, living, working, and recreating? The answer is, increasingly, in cities.
Today City Parks Blog posted this article calling for more urban National Parks, and refering to a recent piece in the Huffington Post of the same sentiment. “According to TPL’s Center for City Park Excellence, of the 77 largest cities in the country, 13 have one or more park service unit.” Read the City Parks article to find out which ones.