Communities across the country are actively working to improve greenspace — planting and protecting trees, removing pavement to create pocket parks and gardens, installing green infrastructure as part of water, transportation, or housing development, and reclaiming land as neighborhood parks. Those communities are looking for ways to measure the benefits of their work to provide:
- Estimates of anticipated health and environmental outcomes from proposed greening;
- Another way to prioritize siting and types of greenspaces; and
- A way to track and communicate progress over time.
This template, developed by the Shift Health Accelerator team and Willamette Partnership, is designed as a framework for community groups, cities, and/or coalitions working to increase urban greenspace to use to show the multiple benefits of their activities.
Want to download, edit, and use this template? Request a template by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know your zip code determines more of your health than your genetic code? Where and how we live in and around the Jade District makes a difference in our community’s health, environmental quality, and our ability to thrive. When more people have access to trees, trails, parks, and other natural areas, there are measurable improvements in mental health, physical activity, social cohesion, air quality, water quality, and other social determinants of health.