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Less green space in Hispanic neighborhoods linked to environmental inequality

by Jessica Murphy
May 09, 2013


City parks, bike paths, and spaces that attract wildlife in urban areas are known as "green infrastructure" and offer important health and social benefits to a community. But low-income Hispanic neighborhoods in Chicago have less access and proximity to them than more affluent neighborhoods, according to researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago.