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dc.contributor.authorByrne, Jasonen_US
dc.contributor.authorWolch, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jinen_US
dc.contributor.editorLex Brown et al.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:40:15Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:40:15Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-03-31T07:36:23Z
dc.identifier.issn0964-0568en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09640560802703256en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28183
dc.description.abstractUrban national parks were designed in the 1970s to bring nature and recreational opportunities to socio-economically disadvantaged communities in the USA. Using the theoretical frame of environmental justice, this paper discusses findings of a recent survey of visitors to Los Angeles' Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area - the United States' largest urban national park. Findings show park visitors were predominantly white, affluent, and lived nearby. People of colour travelled further, were significantly less likely to be return visitors, and were less inclined to use the park for active recreation. Seemingly, this park fails to meet the needs of the disadvantaged urban communities for whom it was created, a problem that may also affect other parks in the United States and potentially parks in other countries. Park planners and managers can take practical steps to increase accessibility to this park for people of colour and low-income earners, and should monitor other parks for patterns of ethno-racially differentiated access and utilisation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom365en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto392en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume52en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLand Use and Environmental Planningen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNatural Resource Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchRecreation, Leisure and Tourism Geographyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120504en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050209en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160402en_US
dc.titlePlanning for environmental justice in an urban national parken_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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