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7 October 2020

In Cleveland, Unlike Richer Suburbs, Playgrounds Are Still Not for Playing

Excerpted from the story on WCPN (Cleveland NPR affiliate)

One model for how to do that safely, and with limited resources, comes from New York City. There, two nonprofits — the Van Alen Institute and the Urban Design Forum — have teamed up to help low-income neighborhoods reopen their public spaces safely with small grants and free technical support from architects, engineers and lawyers.

“The services they need are holistic; it’s not one vector of services,” said Deborah Marton of the Van Alen Institute.