Brief Credit Where It's Due
Christopher Walker
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Urban parks have long played a vital role in community-based programs for young people. Their traditional role has been to provide venues for play--open spaces, playgrounds, sports fields, and recreational programs. But parks can go much further than simply providing opportunities for recreation. As the examples provided show urban parks can contribute to the fight against crime, childhood obesity, or run-down neighborhoods.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth
Tags Federal urban policies Economic well-being Arts and culture Child welfare Policing and community safety
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center