Parks of Inclusion
Kimberley Burrowes recognizes a problem with parks in cities: "they can go underutilized, or the opposite—they can increase property values and price long-time residents out of the neighborhood."
A community-led planning and design process can be the antidote to those negative outcomes, so Burrowes shares three strategies for supporting inclusive park development, with three real-world examples of the strategies at work.
With a lot more detail included in the article, the list of three reads as follows:
- Giving the community ownership: “Pocket parks” in New York City’s Lower East Side
- Seeking community feedback: DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park
- Offering equitable programming: San Francisco parks
The article concludes with additional advice on how to make these strategies continue to attain their intended goals over the long haul.