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

Tags: cities money housing society-and-culture neighborhoods

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

Tags: poverty covid-19 hospitals money united-states rural-communities featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods emergency-medicine

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

Tags: covid-19 jobs money featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods

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

Tags: sustainability climate-change money housing emissions featured earth-and-environment 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

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

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