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“What you're seeing on the map is that open space as currently defined by the city does not necessarily mean ‘green’ open space. That is one reason you see such variation in green spaces across the city. The [Environmental Policy Commission] is trying to change that by making sure that we prioritize open space that delivers environmental benefits,” said Jim Kapsis, the commission’s chair.

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Revamping Alexandria’s Approach to Open Space

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