US conference of mayors

Over 130 mayors across the United States have launched a new campaign that aims to provide every resident a public park or green space within a 10 minute walk from their home. Included in that group of mayors is Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. 

“When you look at our city as a whole, and where we need green space and parks, what we find is that we need them in our poorest neighborhoods," Bliss said. "As we look at being environmentally sustainable, we also want to be thinking about environmental justice.”