Chicago’s Space to Grow program will create 34 green schoolyards serving 15,000 public school students and their families. Green schoolyards are demonstrated to improve educational attainment, social cooperation, and emotional resilience among school-age children. The innovative partnership among five public agencies designs green schoolyards to capture and manage stormwater, leveraging funding from local and regional water authorities. Read more on the NLC CitiesSpeak blog here.
Photo courtesy of Space to Grow.