Chris Spence

Sausalito, CA

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On June 1st 2017, I am stepping down as Director of the Institute—five years to the day since I first took on the role. I’ve loved every minute of my time here.
So why am I leaving?
Well, it’s not because of our mission. The opportunity to help make…
With four out of five Americans living in urban areas, you’d be forgiven for thinking that our cities’ parks would be at the front of the line when it comes to resources and funding. After all, the evidence is pretty clear that parks bring enormous…
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