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

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

The whitest communities most benefit from flood buyouts

The whitest communities in the US most often benefit from the federal flood buyout program. "It is how privilege works in the age of climate change."

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Feb. 17, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change floods united-states natural-disasters society-and-culture earth-and-environment neighborhoods race-and-ethnicity

Neighbors’ solar panels can shift climate change beliefs

Adding more solar panels to a neighborhood can increase the number of people living there who believe that human action causes climate change.

Amerigo Allegretto-Pitt • futurity
Jan. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change renewable-energy social-lives earth-and-environment beliefs neighborhoods

Hispanic neighborhoods may need more CPR training

Survival rates for cardiac arrest in Hispanic neighborhoods suggest a need for CPR training, report researchers.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: heart-attacks health-and-medicine neighborhoods hearts emergency-medicine race-and-ethnicity

New stores in ‘food deserts’ don’t change what people eat

Putting a new grocery store in a food desert doesn't really change how people eat or what they buy at the store, an expert explains.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Dec. 10, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: food consumers featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods

Why more kids don’t play outside

When kids don't have an opportunity to play outside, their physical, emotional, and social development can suffer, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 28, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: play parents income childrens-health families green-space society-and-culture social-lives neighborhoods

5 factors influence water use for single-family homes

These five elements of the built environment are closely linked to water use in single-family homes. This information could inform better city planning.

U. Arizona • futurity
Sept. 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: cities sustainability water housing earth-and-environment neighborhoods

Fewer gun injuries and deaths after demolitions in Detroit

A new study shows an 11% drop in homicides and serious firearm injuries in the areas of Detroit where 6-12 demolitions took place to combat blight.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Aug. 12, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: cities featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine violence neighborhoods crimes guns

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