Parks, playgrounds, trails, community gardens, natural habitats and open land can provide aesthetic, recreational and quality-of-life advantages that complement or even surpass economic benefits. With effective planning, brownfields can be converted into open greens-paces to benefit human health and the environment.
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From Brownfields to Green: In Praise of Open Spaces (PDF)(8 pp, 5 MB)
Successes in California cities of East Palo Alto, Lake Tahoe, Brea, and San Francisco. Also in Tucson, AZ and White Pine County, NV