Investing in Equitable Urban Park Systems: Case Studies & Recommendations – City Parks Alliance

Investing in Equitable Urban Park Systems: Case Studies & Recommendations – City Parks Alliance

INVESTING IN EQUITABLE URBAN PARK SYSTEMS: CASE STUDIES & RECOMMENDATIONSReport | EquitySHARE THIS:City Parks Alliance is leading a national initiative to research, curate, and disseminate innovative strategies and models for funding parks and green infrastructure in low-income communities.The seven case studies included in this document showcase cities that are leading the way in using data-driven approaches to ensure more equitable distribution of funding.As a foundation to this work on funding and equity, City Parks Alliance commissioned Urban Institute to lead research about funding models and their equity considerations in U.S. cities of various sizes. The resulting report, Investing in Equitable Urban Park Systems: Emerging Strategies and Tools, was published in July 2019. It explores twenty funding models and their equity considerations in cities of various sizes across the country. Beyond new sources of funding, the research turned up a number of strategies that utilize an equity lens to shape funding decisions. City Parks Alliance has also partnered with Groundwork USA to identify a framework to help communities use these strategies successfully, to be released in 2020.This work is made possible with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Investing in Equitable Urban Park Systems: Case Studies & Recommendations – City Parks Alliance