Canada’s Park People/Amis des parcs is a non-profit organization that promotes and researches urban parks in Canadian cities, and offers grants to support initiatives on the ground.
Each year they put out a Canadian City Parks Report that discusses parks funding, participation in various initiatives, and how different cities address conflicts or challenges regarding their parks. This year, the theme is “Centring Equity and Resilience.” You can download the PDF, or click through the stories section for more specifics.
I am quoted in the section entitled Beyond Business-as-Usual about economic development in and around urban parks. I was honoured to be interviewed, and to have my thoughts on how public space affects economic equality included.