Governing Magazine, May 16 2019
We need to reimagine them and invest in them as platforms for health, equity and neighborhood wellbeing.
Our community centers, parks and other public spaces are more than the sum of their parts — they are critical social infrastructure that provides the fabric for a city’s health and wellbeing. Local leaders can leverage public spaces to push back against the social and economic divides in our cities and neighborhoods. We can guide our communities toward a future that is more equitable, where all are welcome, and yes … where you sit at your neighborhood community center and finish your homework with a good Wi-Fi connection.