Parks and People: An Environmental Justice Inquiry in Baltimore, Maryland

  title={Parks and People: An Environmental Justice Inquiry in Baltimore, Maryland},
  author={Christopher G. Boone and Geoffrey L. Buckley and J. Morgan Grove and Chona Sister},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={767 - 787}
This article examines the distribution of parks in Baltimore, Maryland, as an environmental justice issue. In addition to established methods for measuring distribution of and access to parks, we employ a novel park service area approach that uses Thiessen polygons and dasymetric reapportioning of census data to measure potential park congestion as an equity outcome measure. We find that a higher proportion of African Americans have access to parks within walking distance, defined as 400 meters… Expand
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