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Jon Christensen in Mirage News: Neighborhoods getting new parks could prevent displacement with targeted policies

UCLA researcher Jon Christensen with University of Utah professor Alessandro Rigolon found policies that might help reduce “green gentrification,” that is, the displacement of residents and small businesses when parks are built or revitalized in low-income communities. In a new report, they identified 26 beneficial parks-related anti-displacement strategies. They recommend that park agencies and park advocates implement these strategies early in the process and work in tandem with other sectors, such as developers, public housing agencies and nonprofits.