10-MINUTE WALK KEY POLICIES REPORT
Key Park Equity Policies: Toward a 10-Minute Walk Park Equity Policy Framework
With 100 million people lacking access to a park within a 10-minute walk of home, cities need new tools and strategies to meet the scale and urgency of the nation’s park equity divide. Policy – the laws, regulations, procedures of governments and other institutions – is a way cities can enable systemic shifts. Trust for Public Land’s 10-Minute Walk Program has been working with the College of Charleston and their Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities to develop resources that address these needs. As an initial, foundational step in this work, the research team has identified eight main categories of policy that aim to increase access to parks and greenspaces in communities.
This report, “Key Park Equity Policies: Toward a 10-Minute Walk Park Equity Policy Framework”, introduces the categories, and provides working definitions and summarizes the categories, including working definitions and real-world examples illustrating each category.