Realizing Park Equity

This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program, which funds parks in low-income urban neighborhoods across the country. The results of this study can be used to improve ORLP program design, administration and implementation. This research can also inform solutions to ensure more equitable access to outdoor recreation for disadvantaged urban communities across the country


  • Ariana Hernandez, associate project manager, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
  • Kitty Craig, director of urban to wild program, The Wilderness Society

More Recent Environmental Equity Research

The heat is rising, and UCLA research is helping L.A. respond

Environmental justice has been the cornerstone of Luskin School efforts related to the city’s hot weather policies
Edith de Guzman

Welcome to our new water equity and adaptation policy expert, Edith de Guzman

Learn more about her research advancing climate resilience and access to clean water and sustainable resources.

Luskin researcher and partners publish Nature Commentary defining shade deserts and ways to eliminate them

Shade is an essential solution to reduce health disparities exacerbated by extreme heat