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Embed Equity
in All Phases
of Park Planning

Equity in All
Phases of

This toolkit is designed to help park organizations address inequities caused by infrastructural racism, and shape public spaces that bring social, environmental, and economic benefits to our communities.

Begin to Embed Equity Into Your Infrastructure Reuse Project

  • 1

    Get Started

    Identify which tools will help your organization make the biggest impact.

  • 2

    Use the Tools

    Engage your community, and ensure the just and fair allocation of power and opportunity.

  • 3

    Measure Your Success

    Set goals and continually evaluate your work in the Ensure Progress section.

What is infrastructural racism?

Explore Our
Toolkit Sections

Our toolkit has 5 sections with a total of 18 tools. Each has detailed instructions, along with worksheets and templates you can use.

Case Studies of Tools in Action

The High Line Network partnered with researchers at Harvard Graduate School of Design and Urban Institute — along with 15 of our members, to test these tools.


The High Line Network is made possible by the founding support of The JPB Foundation.

Other major support provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Support for the Community First Toolkit Learning Program is provided by TD Bank.