Cities across the United States increasingly are debating the best way to use vacant infill lots. The community garden movement is one of the major contenders for the space, as are advocates for small public pocket parks and other green spaces. To allocate the land most efficiently and fairly, local governments need sound research about the value of such gardens and parks to their host communities.
Vicki Been; Ioan Voicu
New York University
School of Law; NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy