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USA – Exploring the often fraught relationship between public spaces and social divides (Brookings)

Hanna Love and Cailean Kok writes: When many Americans’ lives shrunk to their homes and neighborhood boundaries during the COVID-19 pandemic, it became strikingly clear that the ability to live in a place where you can safely get your needs met is a privilege of the few. Long-standing divides in access to grocery stores, green spaces, and safe streets played a significant role in COVID-19 racial disparities—with counties possessing higher ratios of green space reporting significantly lower racial disparities in Black and white infection rates.

go to Brookings: Exploring the often fraught relationship between public spaces and social divides (brookings.edu)