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HOW PUBLIC SPORT AND RECREATIONAL RESOURCES ARE DISTRIBUTED IN A COMMUNITY

Sangkwon Lee

SANGKWON LEE

WSSU Spatial Justice Faculty Fellow

ABSTRACT

 

From a distributive justice perspective, it is meaningful to look at how public sport and recreational resources are distributed in a community. This study will not only investigate the distribution of public recreation and sport amenities and its relationship with residents’ socioeconomic status in Forsyth County, North Carolina but also will look at whether certain socioeconomic and racial groups are discriminated against regarding the distribution of public recreation and sport amenities. The findings of this study could help inform policy-decision makers in local community agencies to improve equity of facility use and program design. The findings also could substantiate the consideration of economic and health disparities in the design and operation of recreation and sport amenities.