Tweets reveal new aspect of racially segregated cities

New research uses 133 million tweets to analyze how racially segregated many cities in the United States continue to be.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Feb. 16, 2021 ~9 min

Parents want parks to be fun and safe

Parents from diverse backgrounds want more than playgrounds and green spaces in their parks. They want safety, too.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
Dec. 22, 2020 ~6 min

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

Light pollution may skew mule deer and cougar dynamic

Light pollution in what is home to some of the darkest night skies in the continental US may change the dynamics between mule deer and cougars.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 26, 2020 ~8 min

When it gets hot, asphalt boosts city air pollution

Asphalt is a significant source of air pollutants in urban areas, especially on hot and sunny days, researchers report.

William Weir-Yale • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

New Deal programs still segregate cities and towns

"New Deal housing policies encouraged racial segregation and their substantial impact on American cities and towns can still be seen today."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~5 min

Racism in cities harms animals and the environment, too

Researchers urge more focus the environmental impact of racism, including on ecosystems, plants, and animals. They say those effects also harm human health.

Michelle Ma-U. Washington • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Air pollution cuts 2 years off life expectancy

A new study quantifies the effect air pollution has on human life expectancy around the world. It's not good news, researchers report.

U. Chicago • futurity
Aug. 11, 2020 ~7 min

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

Stroke death rates are far higher in rural areas

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.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min