A park in Mexico City and #UrbanRevitalization. @embarqnetwork

A park in Mexico City and #UrbanRevitalization. @embarqnetwork

Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park attracts both residents and tourists to its pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares. Photo by Austin TX/Flickr. Vibrant parks and public spaces are invaluable in creating sustainable, people-oriented cities. Recently, 8-80 Cities and Fundacion+Espacios organized an opportunity for members of the City Parks Alliance Board of Directors – a group of city park practitioners and advocates – to travel to Mexico City to share best practices in engaging public-private partnerships that support parks. These partnerships, which expand the resource bases for cash-strapped but sustainability-focused cities, are increasingly important for realizing the value of urban parks and public spaces in attracting and keeping city residents and tourists. Parks and public space Throughout downtown Mexico City, city officials are fostering new connections between urban bui...

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