Wide open spaces

Monday, September 19, 2016

You can easily see the benefit of green space: Beautiful landscapes are a delight to behold.

But the value of open space in an urban setting goes deeper than beauty. Research shows that green space can help clean urban air and water, boost property values and taxes, and improve quality of life indicators. (More on the benefits of open space here: http://ow.ly/57m53003CJm.)

For all of these reasons, the Council of Governments in southeastern Los Angeles County has made green space a priority. For instance, we sponsored legislation to create the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers & Mountains Conservancy (RMC) to oversee open space and conservation throughout the region. Learn more about it here: http://ow.ly/QQSb3003CFf

Category: (none)

Fast Fact Image

Gateway Cities COG Air Quality Action Plan

Due in part to the heavy concentration of goods movement and industry in and around the Gateway Cities, the sub?region has historically experienced the adverse impacts of air pollution. Learn More