• Art Jahnke

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    Art Janke

    Art Jahnke began his career at the Real Paper, a Boston area alternative weekly. He has worked as a writer and editor at Boston Magazine, web editorial director at CXO Media, and executive editor in Marketing & Communications at Boston University, where his work was honored with many awards. Profile

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There is 1 comment on Pandemic Introduced Americans to Parks and Open Spaces and Trend Will Continue, Say US Mayors

  1. With the CDC’s recent announcement about the low necessity for masks outdoors, I expect that the number of people enjoying time outside will increase even more. Increased comfort and safety with being around others outside is encouraging. This does present a few opportunities for growth in our society. On one hand, this can be used as an opportunity for schools and organizations to get children active outside. This is an area of public health that has potential for great improvement and can change the trajectory of health in America. There is also an opportunity for the government to put more money into outdoor spaces. As mentioned in the article, residents have about equal access to open space, but the quality of these outdoor spaces vary based on the income of the area. Lawmakers can use the pandemic as a reason to invest more in parks and outdoor spaces that lack the same amount of care and quality as the spaces in higher income neighborhoods.

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