Urban NEXUS Case Story: The Chicago NeighborSpace Land TrustPreserving Vacant Urban Land to Boost Biodiversity, Green Space, Social Services and Food Security in the City
After the city of Chicago received low marks on a national survey of urban greenery, the city collaborated with community partners to found the Chicago NeighborSpace Land Trust in 1996. The land trust provides resources and services to community groups and purchases vacant lots, which are then conserved or allocated for community gardening activities. Read the case story to learn how NeighborSpace fits into the Urban NEXUS approach.
The Urban NEXUS project 2013-2014 was funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). ICLEI, as implementing partner of the Urban NEXUS project, is responsible for the content of this case story.