Happy with your neighborhood? It’s ‘all in your head’

"Contrary to what many would think, characteristics of your neighborhood have little to do with how satisfied you are with it."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: housing emotions happiness society-and-culture neighborhoods

Happy with your neighborhood? It’s ‘all in your head’

"Contrary to what many would think, characteristics of your neighborhood have little to do with how satisfied you are with it."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: housing emotions happiness society-and-culture neighborhoods

Foreclosure is most harmful to ‘marginal homeowners’

Home foreclosures have painful ramifications that go beyond immediate financial damage, research finds, particularly for a mortage holders on the margin.

Stanford • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economics money housing society-and-culture

Why zero-carbon homes must lead the green recovery from COVID-19

Building a greener economy starts at home.

Ranald Boydell, Visiting Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: energy-efficiency housing decarbonisation covid-19-lockdown sustainable-living economic-recovery zero-carbon-homes

Garden villages locking-in car dependency, says report

A group promoting alternatives to the car said one garden village could be seven miles from a shop.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
June 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment transport housing commuting motoring

Police brutality isn’t about ‘a few bad apples’

A new paper explains how police brutality isn't just a problem of a few individuals. It's much more about how police interact with whole neighborhoods.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cities housing racism featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine neighborhoods police-officers race-and-ethnicity protests

Heatwaves can kill – research uncovers the homes most vulnerable to overheating

Poverty and inequality affect the likelihood of your home overheating during heatwaves.

Stefan Bouzarovski, Professor of Human Geography, University of Manchester • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: climate-change global-warming heat-wave housing homes heatwave urban-heat-island overheating

Cities are slow to ease rent and evictions

Rent assistance and moratoriums on evictions are lagging behind the pandemic's impact on people's ability to pay, researchers report.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: cities covid-19 economics money housing featured society-and-culture laws pandemics

Will COVID-19 force a rethink of America’s safety net?

Will COVID-19 change the American social safety net? New research looks at history as a guide for how governments react to crises that expose inequality.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: history housing government society-and-culture socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity

Climate and coronavirus hit the same communities hard

"Populations that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus are largely the same as those at risk of more significant climate change impacts."

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: cities climate-change covid-19 pollution viruses housing featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

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