INCREASE SENSE OF COMMUNITY & VITALITY INCREASE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY & AESTHETICS INCREASE PROSPERITY & EQUITABLE REINVESTMENT IMPROVE HEALTH & WELL-BEING IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & RESILIENCE
GREEN SPACES Transform vacant lots into neighborhood green spaces that... encourage local reinvestment to improve neighborhood vitality & sustainability; enhance neighborhood aesthetics & appeal; increase health & well-being through equitable access to nature; provide ecologically significant habitat; contribute to community-driven gathering places; promote urban food production.
GREEN STEWARDS Co-create opportunities for residents to... engage with and benefit from nature; learn about green infrastructure, climate change & sustainability; promote community vitality through an increased connection with nature and neighbors.
GREEN WORKS Promote the creation of jobs for... installation and maintenance of community green spaces; improved vacant lot conditions and maintenance; enhanced demolition practices; new deconstruction opportunities; resilience & vitality of neighborhoods; sustainability of the St. Louis region.
GREEN POLICIES Develop and implement policies and programs to... protect new community open spaces; encourage renovation of vacant structures and infill development on adjacent blocks; encourage local reinvestment to improve neighborhood vitality & sustainability; help low-income families obtain mortgages and reverse the legacy of red-lining; ensure residents are not displaced due to higher rents, taxes, or an increased demand for property.
GREEN PARTNERS Coordinate Coalition partner and member efforts for maximum impact to... re-imagine vacancy potential through community engagement and ownership; plan and assemble large-scale connected open space; provide publicly accessible data on the conversion of vacancy; strategically monitor and evaluate program impacts.
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