Green spaces provide a myriad of benefits, yet the provision of nature-based facilities may not be equitable across a city. Some people do not have access to green spaces, or their nearby parks do not have appropriate features, acreage, programs and/or maintenance.
Though the U.S. has one of the most diverse populations in the world, particularly in its cities, parks are often located mostly in higher-income neighborhoods. Expanding natural facilities to more ethnic groups, races, and socio-economic classes improves equality of access, and may address health inequalities and segregation.
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