Urban Jungle

An inner-city neighborhood rallies around a long-neglected park

In a down-and-out corner of Washington, D.C., kids cleaned up a local park. The adults followed, and now it’s a national example of urban renewal done right.

A mixtape love letter to the parks that birthed hip hop

Here are some great rap songs that celebrate the role of parks in city life and the history of hip hop.

Urban Jungle

Welcome to the urban jungle: Nature in cities is Grist’s July theme

This month, look at how nature gets into our cities and under our skin, even where we least expect it.