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Parks in a Pandemic

– Amid shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19, parks and green spaces have become a controversial topic in the news. The mental and physical benefits they provide are obvious now more than ever, as people rely on neighborhood parks for exercise and…


Using the Conservation Blueprint in Camden

– The New Jersey Conservation Blueprint is a data-driven interactive mapping tool geared toward land conservation that has recently expanded to include a Camden-specific module (Camden Blueprint) illustrating the barriers to accessing health resources, particularly parks and green space. The New…


Park Access for Healthy Living

– The Green + Healthy Camden collaboration is working to create a Camden-specific mapping tool through the NJ Conservation Blueprint that illustrates the environmental factors affecting health outcomes in Camden, with a focus on the barriers to accessing public parks and…


Parks and Natural Land are Part of a Culture of Health

– There is growing evidence indicating green spaces are a necessary part of the health infrastructure of a community.  Trees send oxygen into the air, allowing people with asthma to breathe easier. Places to play encourage activity and exercise, helping people…


Working to Build a Green + Healthy Camden

– Land use is inextricably connected to community health outcomes, and maps provide an intuitive way to visualize and understand urban land use patterns. Maps can illustrate the geography of environmental injustices and offer a tool to advocate for improving environmental…

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