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Events & Updates from Charleston's Neighborhood Services
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City of Charleston
December 2, 2016
Events & Updates
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City Weekly Meetings
Charleston LDC Newsletter
Angel Oak Celebration & Holiday Bazaar
CPD Special Events Calendar
Wagener Terrace Oyster Roast
TODAY: Special Art Walk Events
Holiday Magic 2016 Event Descriptions
Parks are Good for You
Parks play a vital role in the social, economic, and physical well-being of cities and their residents.
People exercise more if they have access to safe outdoor places, which can reduce or prevent health problems.
Maintaining a healthy weight saves $1,500 in healthcare costs per person annually.
Greening of vacant urban land decreases crime.
Houses near parks have 5-20% higher property values.
Trees in urban parks remove toxins from the air that can pose serious health risks.
Parks help to cool cities by reducing the heat island effect.
Since 2000, the number of young, educated adults moving to walkable urban
neighborhoods has increased 37%.
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