"New Deal housing policies encouraged racial segregation and their substantial impact on American cities and towns can still be seen today."
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Researchers urge more focus the environmental impact of racism, including on ecosystems, plants, and animals. They say those effects also harm human health.
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A new study quantifies the effect air pollution has on human life expectancy around the world. It's not good news, researchers report.
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Demolishing abandoned houses may help whole neighborhoods by getting people to do a better job maintaining their own properties, a new study shows.
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In the Chinese city of Chengdu, one-third of ride-sharing might replace public transit trips.
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Will the "anthropause" brought on by lockdowns make our cities greener, cleaner and quieter in future?
Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.
July 10, 2020 • ~9 min
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Street vendors make cities livelier, safer and fairer – here's why they belong on the post-COVID-19 urban scene
After trying to remove street vendors from its cities for years, China is supporting them to help jump-start its economy. An urban scholar explains why other cities should do the same.
July 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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There are big gaps between urban and rural care for strokes in the US, new research shows. In remote areas, death rates are 21% higher than in cities.
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