Model Cities

Ten model cities have been selected to demonstrate the Urban Agenda principles and strategically activate the full portfolio of NPS resources using collaborative approaches. In the model cities, the National Park Service will engage communities as it relates to youth connections, outdoor recreation, historic preservation, economic vitality, health, and urban design and sustainability.

Updates:
  • Urban Fellows Diana Rhoades (Tucson) and David Goldstein (Detroit) presented at the Government Executive's NextGov conference. Diana and David shared their innovations and learnings during a TED Talk event at the conference. Watch their presentation here (starts at 3:45:00)
  • Check out these two new blogs designed by Urban Fellows Ruth Raphael and Nathan Souder to learn more about their work in Boston and Jacksonville.
  • Here's a snapshot of the work going on in the model cities.
Richmond CA

Richmond CA

Richmond CA

Tucson Arizona

Tucson

Tucson

St. Louis

St. Louis

St. Louis

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Boston

Boston

Boston

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

New York City

New York City

New York City

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Richmond VA

Richmond VA

Richmond VA

Urban Model Areas