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  • Green infrastructure plans need to consider historical racial inequalities, say researchers

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    Urban greening projects should consider historical development patterns and past discriminatory practices to avoid exacerbating the unequal distribution of environmental benefits, says urban and regional planning professor Rebecca Walker. She and her fellow researchers made recommendations for a justice-oriented approach to green infrastructure projects in a recent paper.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Rebecca Walker, email

    The paper “The intersection of justice and urban greening: Future directions and opportunities for research and practice” is available online. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2024.128279