Nature, race, and parks: past research and future directions for geographic research

@article{Byrne2009NatureRA,
  title={Nature, race, and parks: past research and future directions for geographic research},
  author={J. Byrne and J. Wolch},
  journal={Progress in Human Geography},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={743 - 765}
}
  • J. Byrne, J. Wolch
  • Published 2009
  • Geography
  • Progress in Human Geography
  • Geographic research on parks has been wide-ranging but has seldom examined how and why people use parks, leaving these questions to leisure science, which privileges socio-demographic variables over urban socio-spatial explanations (eg, historical, political-economic, and location factors). This article examines recent geographic perspectives on park use, drawing upon environmental justice, cultural landscape, and political ecology paradigms to redirect our attention from park users to a more… CONTINUE READING
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