Urban Exchange Resources

The PA Urban Parks & Recreation Alliance has hosted five Urban Exchanges to date covering important topics affecting parks and recreation planning and activities, including:

  • Park maintenance and quality of life
  • The Opioid Crisis
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in parks and recreation

View and download materials and resources from our latest Exchange on DEI, held in Philadelphia on October 16, 2019. You can also view Instagram highlights from the day.


City Lab
For African Americans, Park Access Is About More Than Just Proximity

Green 2.0 Reports and Resources
The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations
The Challenge
Diversity Derailed
Beyond Diversity: A roadmap to building an inclusive organization
Green 2.0 Resource List by Topic

Koya Education Pioneers
‘From Intention to Action’ Full Report 
‘From Intention to Action’ Audit Checklist Tool

NRPA Reports and Resources
NRPA Parks for Inclusion Report, Guidelines, and Resource Listing
‘Park and Recreation Inclusion’ Full Report
Revitalizing Inner City Parks: New Funding Options Can Address the Needs of Underserved Urban Communities

Language Matters
Inclusive Play
Clarifying Terminology

Project Implicit Resources
Implicit Association Tests – Applications for measuring implicit bias

PRPS Reports and Resources
‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ Full Report