ALLOCATING SERVICES FOR PARKS AND RECREATION: A Model for Implementing Equity Concepts in Austin, Texas Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT: This article examines the equitability of park and recreation service allocation decisions. The importance of equity as a concern for planners is discussed, a sampling of related literature is reviewed, and a typology of eight equity models is' proposed. Research data showing that equity preferences are measurable and that they differ by service and decisionmaking group are presented. A conceptual planning model including an equity assessment process is then described, as are current efforts by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department to include equity considerations in its planning process. Copyright 1989, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

published proceedings

  • Journal of Urban Affairs

author list (cited authors)

  • WICKS, B. E., & CROMPTON, J. L.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors


publication date

  • June 1989