2010 - Research

Partnerships for Joint Use: Expanding the use of Public School Infrastructure to Benefit Students and Community

School facilities and grounds are integral components of public infrastructure that provide students with space to learn, socialize, and exercise. 

However, once the school day is over, many school grounds and facilities sit empty. As interest grows in addressing pressing social concerns such as childhood obesity, lack of recreation/open space, suburban sprawl, and the need to efficiently use limited public resources, many consider expanding the use of school spaces to include non-school users (commonly referred to as, “joint use”) a strategic approach to help address these issues.

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Jeffrey M. Vincent