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EDITOR'S LET TER

Uncovering Disparities
in the Age of COVID-19
COVID-19 has devastated communities across the nation and affected
the lives of all, whether it be loss of work, constant exposure to a dismal
news cycle, upheaval of routine due to 'stay-at-home' orders or direct association with the disease itself. Yet, research shows that some populations are more impacted than others, both by the disease itself (tinyurl.
com/skkpc3z) and by the economic fallout (tinyurl.com/vqo3hbe). In addition to older adults and individuals with underlying health conditions,
the people most at risk of being acutely affected include groups that face
increased barriers in access to economic opportunities and healthcare -
and preliminary data specific to COVID-19 shows that these people are
disproportionately black and Latino (tinyurl.com/tguofln).
This imbalance of burden-bearing remains true for many of the issues the
world faces today and will face in the coming months and years. One such example is climate change,
which is a global concern, but the effects of which are disproportionately experienced by disadvantaged
groups (tinyurl.com/su3asbg). In response to these disparities, Julian Agyeman, author and professor
of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University in Massachusetts, developed a
concept about the " intentional integration of social justice and environmental sustainability, " called
" just sustainabilities. " According to Agyeman, " ...just sustainabilities was about acknowledging that
we could probably legislate for a green planet, but if that planet [weren't] also socially just, would it
really be sustainable in the longer term? " In our cover feature beginning on page 36, titled " Julian
Agyeman: A Visionary for Just Sustainabilities, " NRPA President and CEO Kristine Stratton speaks
with Agyeman to discuss the concept of just sustainabilities and its application for parks and recreation.
Then, in " Collaboration in the Time of Pandemic " on page 42, contributor Paul Gilbert tells how
a group of park directors from Northern Virginia are turning to each other for ideas and support,
and to develop a unified message for their park users during the pandemic. " As a profession of highly
adaptive and creative public servants, the park and recreation field is uniquely positioned to help our
communities in the days ahead, " says Gilbert.
While COVID-19 has revealed some of the inequities our communities face, park and recreation
professionals are working hard to provide lifesaving benefits to all people in all communities. Parks
and recreation has always stood for inclusive spaces that provide health, wellness and quality of
life for everyone. In these challenging times, the role of parks and recreation in promoting these
values has been brought to the forefront, and professionals in the field are working in solidarity to
address the current challenges. In future issues, we will explore further how park and recreation
professionals are addressing this pandemic in their own community and agency.
Lastly, I would like to introduce our newest member of the NRPA team, Vitisia " Vi " Paynich
as Parks & Recreation's executive editor. Vi has been freelance writing for the magazine since 2016,
and has extensive experience in print and digital publishing.
We here at NRPA thank you for all you are doing to make our world a healthier, safer place,
and will continue to provide the support you need. For a list of our COVID-19 resources,
visit nrpa.org/Coronavirus.

GINA MULLINS-COHEN
Vice President of Communications
and Chief Marketing Officer
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PRESIDENT AND CEO
Kristine Stratton
VICE PRESIDENT OF
COMMUNICATIONS AND CHIEF
MARKETING OFFICER
Gina Mullins-Cohen
gcohen@nrpa.org
EXECUTIVE EDITOR, PRINT
AND ONLINE CONTENT
Vitisia Paynich
vpaynich@nrpa.org
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Lindsay Collins
lcollins@nrpa.org
PUBLICATION DESIGN
Kim Mabon/Creative By
Design
CreativeByDesign.net
SENIOR SALES MANAGER
EASTERN REGION AND EUROPE
Kip Ongstad
703.858.2174
kongstad@nrpa.org
SENIOR SALES MANAGER
WESTERN REGION AND ASIA
Michelle Dellner
949.248.1057
mdellner@nrpa.org
SALES COORDINATOR
Meghan Fredriksen
703.858.2190
mfredriksen@nrpa.org
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dreamstime.com or NRPA
(unless otherwise noted)
MAGAZINE ADVISORY
BOARD MEMBERS
Anthony-Paul Diaz, Chair
Michael Abbaté, FASLA
Neelay Bhatt
Ryan Eaker
Beau Fieldsend
Robert García
Kathleen Gibi
Paul Gilbert, CPRP
Tim Herd, CPRE
Brian Johnson, CPSI
Denise Johnson-Caldwell
Roslyn Johnson, CPRP
Michele Lemons
Sam Mendelsohn
Maria Nardi
Lisa Paradis, CPRP
Paula Sliefert
Shonnda Smith, CPRP, AFO
Anne-Marie Spencer
Stephen Springs



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