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The Physical Activity and Redesigned Community Spaces (PARCS) Study: Protocol of a natural experiment to investigate the impact of citywide park redesign and renovation

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BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:1160

Received: 11 September 2016

Accepted: 4 November 2016

Published: 14 November 2016

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4 Nov 2016 Editorially accepted
14 Nov 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12889-016-3822-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Center for Systems and Community Design, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York, New York, USA
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, New York, USA
Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA
MEI Research, Inc., Edina, USA
City University of New York School of Medicine, Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program, New York, USA
Research Triangle Institute, Durham, USA
Department of Population Health, School of Medicine, New York University, New York, USA
CUNY School of Public Health, New York, USA