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  • Study: Denver’s inequities in park access traced to segregation, funding policies

    Current inequities in access to Denvers parks among minorities and low-income residents are the legacies of segregationist land-use and housing policies, as well as funding mechanisms that prioritized investment in wealthy white neighborhoods, according to a new study led by University of Illinois recreation, sport and tourism professor Alessandro Rigolon.

    Current inequities in access to Denver’s parks among minorities and low-income residents are the legacies of segregationist land-use and housing policies, as well as funding mechanisms that prioritized investment in wealthy white neighborhoods, according to a new study led by University of Illinois recreation, sport and
    tourism professor Alessandro Rigolon.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Alessandro Rigolon, call 217-300-5527; email rigolon@illinois.edu.

    The paper “What shapes uneven access to urban amenities? Thick injustice and the legacy of racial discrimination in Denver’s parks” is available online or from the News Bureau.