The Paradox of Parks in Low-Income Areas: Park Use and Perceived Threats.

@article{Cohen2016ThePO,
  title={The Paradox of Parks in Low-Income Areas: Park Use and Perceived Threats.},
  author={Deborah A Cohen and Bing Han and Kathryn Pitkin Derose and Stephanie Williamson and Terry A. Marsh and Laura B. Raaen and Thomas McKenzie},
  journal={Environment and behavior},
  year={2016},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={
          230-245
        }
}
  • Deborah A Cohen, Bing Han, +4 authors Thomas McKenzie
  • Published in Environment and behavior 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine, Geography
  • Concerns about safety and perceived threats have been considered responsible for lower use of parks in high poverty neighborhoods. To quantify the role of perceived threats on park use we systematically observed 48 parks and surveyed park users and household residents in low-income neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles. Across all parks, the majority of both park users and local residents perceive parks as safe or very safe. We noted apparently homeless individuals during nearly half of all… CONTINUE READING

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