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Why every resident of US cities should live within 10 minutes of a park

A jogger runs along the seawall in Stanley Park with the city skyline in thebackground in this June 24, 2003 photo. Vancouver was named host of the 2010Winter Olympics during voting in Prague July 2, 2003. In a close vote theIOC gave the bid to Vancouver by a score 56 to 53 over Pyeongchang, SouthKorea.  NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Andy ClarkAC/AS

The best parks are not only pleasant places to spend an afternoon but also serve infrastructure needs. Image: REUTERS/Andy ClarkAC/AS

Gregory Scruggs
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