The State of Play in American Communities
Track: Human Services
Authors: Liz Dow
KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. KaBOOM! uses GIS to better understand where playspaces in communities exist, who has access to them, and where there are high concentrations of low-income children with limited access to play. We use service area and raster analysis with esri demographic data to identify play deserts. GIS allows KaBOOM! to precisely determine the state of play in the communities where we work.