South LA has a new park, thanks to the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and all the great people who support them and their work!
We were happy to host the Park Equity Symposium this past July. The issue of park equity has long existed on the fringes of several research sectors. It is an issue of poverty, but core concerns like hunger and housing typically garner more public attention. The environmental justice movement, historically concerned with preventing unequal exposure to hazards, has only recently started to champion equal access to open space with similar fervor. On July 10th The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, in partnership with the Bedrosian Center, USC Dornsife, Community Health Councils, and California Natural Resources Agency, helped to bring the topic into the mainstream through a day-long symposium.
For more information on the symposium, click here.