This morning at 10 o'clock, @Issue on WGXC is all about dog parks. Listen at 90.7 FM or online.
The show's co-hosts, Victor Mendolia and Debora Gilbert, did an extensive pre-interview with one of the show's guests: landscape architect Maryse Beliveau-Nance. The transcript of that interview, which is recommended prep for listening to the show, can be found here. Here's an important excerpt from that interview: "Diversity of use and a high level of foot traffic in the public realm are two factors that make a city "street safe." You eliminate dogs from green spaces, you thin out activities, and opportunities for crime increase. Allowing dogs (on lead) in green spaces and parks is an effective way of providing natural surveillance, reducing crime, reducing the fear of crime, and improving the quality of life."