We're seeing multiple negative health effects because of our lack of physical activity, and so our challenge is to get kids, get families, get our residents outside and into our parks or into our centers and being physically active.

We're in a time period where obesity is at an all-time high. We're seeing multiple negative health effects because of our lack of physical activity, and so our challenge is to get kids, get families, get our residents outside and into our parks or into our centers and being physically active.

We've got all kinds of great things happening in Columbus, but it's equally as important for us in this city to conserve and preserve our green space and our green corridors so that it's protected for our folks for the long term.

I think that green space should be at the center of all redevelopment efforts in Columbus…You could write papers, you could do studies around the country that demonstrate the value of investing in your green space and then what happens around it. When you invest in green space and preserve it, everybody wants to be there. So your neighbors around that green space are going to invest. They're proud of their property, they want to be connected to the green space, so you get a lot of economic investment.

Social equity to me is about making sure that no matter where you live, no matter what street you live on, what your ZIP code is, you have equal access to parks and you have equal opportunities for recreation. So our goal is, in our system, to make sure that all of our kids in our neighborhoods have a half-mile walk to a neighborhood park, can get to their community center and have the same experience in Linden as we do in Whetstone, or the same experience at the South Side as we do in the North Side.