Urban warrior, Steve Costa talks about his beginnings and how he became an urban activist, and what it means to “walk on your work”. His work has ranged from working with Vista, to activism in East Oakland (California) through the Trust for Public Land (TPL). His TPL work involved working with the Black Panthers and other stakeholders to create new urban parks and gardens where there were none. TPL asked and received land donations that eventually became urban parks and gardens. He talks about how TPL these land trusts that were owned by local neighborhoods. These were some of the earliest urban land trusts in the country.