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Urban Green Space and the Pursuit of Health Equity in Parts of the United States

Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 320 Green Street, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Environmental Studies Program, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA
Department of Public Health, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, 33 Gilmer Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(11), 1432;
Received: 29 September 2017 / Revised: 13 November 2017 / Accepted: 16 November 2017 / Published: 22 November 2017
Research has demonstrated that inequitable access to green space can relate to health disparities or inequalities. This commentary aims to shift the dialogue to initiatives that have integrated green spaces in projects that may promote health equity in the United States. Specifically, we connect this topic to factors such as community revitalization, affordable housing, neighborhood walkability, food security, job creation, and youth engagement. We provide a synopsis of locations and initiatives in different phases of development along with characteristics to support effectiveness and strategies to overcome challenges. The projects cover locations such as Atlanta (GA), Los Angeles (CA), the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.), South Bronx (NY), and Utica (NY). Such insight can develop our understanding of green space projects that support health equity and inform the dialogue on this topic in ways that advance research and advocacy. View Full-Text
Keywords: nature; health equity; green space nature; health equity; green space
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Jennings, V.; Baptiste, A.K.; Osborne Jelks, N.; Skeete, R. Urban Green Space and the Pursuit of Health Equity in Parts of the United States. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1432.

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