Gentrification hits minority communities hardest

"As neighborhoods gentrify, when poor people can no longer remain in their neighborhoods and move, there are fewer affordable neighborhoods."

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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To find chronic lead exposure, map out the risk

A more precise screening index could monitor chronic lead exposure, say researchers. They started with Atlanta, but say the approach could work elsewhere.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~7 min

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Noise may up chance of Alzheimer’s disease

Just 10 decibels more daytime neighborhood noise is associated with 36% higher odds of mild cognitive impairment and 30% higher odds of Alzheimer's disease.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Demolishing abandoned houses may nudge neighbors to spruce up

Demolishing abandoned houses may help whole neighborhoods by getting people to do a better job maintaining their own properties, a new study shows.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~4 min

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ICU beds are scarce in low-income areas

New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~8 min

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As rich people locked down for COVID-19, the poor moved more

Money is a determining factor in how well people can engage in social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research confirms.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

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Homes of wealthy Americans spew 25% more emissions

The giant houses of wealthy Americans offset progress toward lower greenhouse gas emissions, report researchers. See the map.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~9 min

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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

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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

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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

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