'Urban Green Spaces': A Book for Planners and Laypeople

"Urban Green Spaces" is informative, even for practitioners, and a good read, according to a book review by L.A. County park planner Clement Lau.

July 22, 2019, 11:00 AM PDT

By wadams92101


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Urban Green Spaces: Public Health and Sustainability in the United States, a new book by Viniece Jennings, Matthew H. E. M. Browning, and Alessandro Rigolonis, covers topics like environmental gentrification, intersectional approaches to planning parks, environmental justice, and health equity. The book doesn’t target the general public so much as researchers, planners, and academics. Nevertheless, it's very readable and thus suitable for anyone who has an interest in its subject matter, according to a review by L.A. County planner Clement Lau. Among other things, Lau likes the book’s explanation of the difference between equality and equity in park planning:

While equality 'assumes that the same level of provision can support these individuals in the same way… equity acknowledges the inherent differences between the three individuals and customizes the level of support based on those needs.'

For more information about the book, please read the source review.

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