News in “Equity”

Principles for Parks and Equitable Development

By Sasha Forbes There is a frustrating truth in the world of community development: new large-scale development, no matter how much it is designed to support the existing neighborhood, often displaces or alienates some longtime residents. Whether it’s a transit project, housing project or large-scale park project, the outcomes are typically the same. Assets in […]

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Virtual Learning Conversation: How Parks Can Be a Catalyst for Positive Change in Communities

You can tell a lot about a community by the state of its parks. No parks? That says something. Neglected or dangerous parks? A clue that residents are struggling to raise healthy families. Lack of access to park space? That could also indicates inequity amongst communities. We tend to think that the state of the […]

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