Community Greens Communities

Ashoka's Community Greens helps residents, government leaders, and citizen sector organizations come together to develop incentives and policies that catalyze the development of these new urban commons. With assistance from Community Greens, citizens merge their backyards, transform alleys from blighted spaces to community places, and give life to vacant lots in a manner that is sustainable and systems-changing.

The communities below are prominent examples of what happens when neighbors galvanize each other towards co-creating community greens with one another. Check out the insights, impact, and rich history of greenifying our cities and creating collective ownership of urban spaces, in the pursuit of a more life-giving and sustainable environment within our neighborhoods.

Montgomery Park: Boston, MA

The rich history and impact from one of the country's oldest and impressive Community Greens
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Chandlers Yard: Baltimore, MD

How the neighbors in the Federal Hill neighborhood turned a vacant alleyway into a quiet courtyard escape from the bustle of Baltimore
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