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Green Schoolyards: Local Urban Transformation to National Prototype - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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The 98,000 public schools across the United States represent the single greatest opportunity to improve public health, environmental health, and neighborhood quality of life for hundreds of millions of Americans. Learn how cities like Philadelphia and New York and nonprofits are transforming these low-performing, semi-public spaces into green public architecture.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the broad scale of urban schoolyards, the complex patterns of ownership and authority, and the varied approaches to transforming schoolyards into green community playgrounds.
  • Learn how joint-use agreements are created by cities and expanded by nonprofits.
  • Experience the results of a 20-year partnership in New York that created more than 200 green schoolyards, and a complex partnership between three government agencies and a nonprofit in Philadelphia.
  • Understand how green schoolyard transformations are the tip of the spear in ensuring that all U.S. city residents have a high-quality park within a 10-minute walk.



  • 1.25 - PDH

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