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 | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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

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 | Sept. 10, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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

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 | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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

City parks are only as good as the trip to get there

Walkability, not proximity, determines how much people enjoy their local park, research suggests.

U. Arizona | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture cities land neighborhoods parks safety walking

Online sellers prefer buyers from swanky neighborhoods

"...where you live affects all aspects of your life—even mundane interactions with others."

Amy McCaig-Rice University | June 10, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias neighborhoods race

Maps of asthma emergencies show legacy of redlining

Color-coded maps were once justification for denying home loans in certain, redlined neighborhoods. Those areas now face higher rates of asthma, research finds.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley | June 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine bias discrimination housing maps money neighborhoods poverty race

Growing up in poverty doubles risk of psychosis disorder later

Growing up in a poor urban neighborhood doubles the risk of developing a psychosis disorder by middle age, a 30-year study of nearly 4,000 families shows.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis | May 6, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bipolar-disorder neighborhoods poverty psychosis schizophrenia socioeconomic-status

When companies file an IPO, local ZIP codes get a boost

Companies that file for an IPO alter the economies of nearby ZIP codes, research finds.

David Ruth-Rice | April 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics housing money neighborhoods stock-market

To gauge a neighborhood, combine tons of reviews

New research shows how to combine lots of online posts to create more holistic neighborhood reviews

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo | March 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture data-science internet neighborhoods social-media

More crime on the route to school ups absentee risk

When there's more crime on the path students take to school, the chance they'll skip the trip goes up.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins | Feb. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture cities crimes education neighborhoods violence

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