“Why Don’t you Want a Tree?” – Attitudes Toward Tree Planting in Urban Neighborhoods
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February 7, 2023 – There are always people who are resistant to tree planting efforts, even in neighborhoods that have lacked substantial tree cover, and need more trees to combat the effects of climate change. Sahar Fazelvalipour shares new research that examines why people often resist these efforts and how peoples’ concerns might be addressed ..read more
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Green Gentrification: Do Gardens Drive Displacement?
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February 21, 2023 – Cities across the United States are preparing to implement urban greening projects such as expanding park infrastructure and building up community gardens and farms. Atticus Lee examines whether these projects contribute to the concurrent crisis of gentrification and rising housing costs in urban America ..read more
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Finding Common Ground in an Anti-Intellectual World
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February 14, 2023 – Designers, planners and community organizers need to relate to the communities in which they work. As Michael Gallagher writes, a growing trend toward anti-intellectualism in American society is making this more important, and more challenging ..read more
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Meeting People Where They Are: An Intersectionality Approach to Equitable Access to Nature
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February 28, 2023 – Many studies show that men visit natural environments more frequently than women, describing what some researchers call a “gender gap” in access to nature. But Karla Valdiviezo examines other demographic factors that reveal important differences in how people access nature ..read more
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The Thick Injustice of Park Inequity
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March 21, 2023 – Racist housing, zoning and redevelopment policies and practices which have long been commonplace across the United States, have cemented inequities in green space access along racial lines. Graham Feltham writes that a radical re-organization of the urban framework is needed, if the injustices are ever to be rectified ..read more
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From Concrete to Oasis: The Cheonggyecheon and the Future of Urban Stream Restoration
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May 16, 2023 – In addition to its role as a public open space in the midst of Seoul, South Korea, the Cheonggyecheon is a stream that provides a number of critical ecosystem services. As Jiyoon Kim writes, it also provides some important lessons about urban stream restoration ..read more
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E-Commerce or Community? Rethinking the Land Use Debate Over Warehouses
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May 23, 2023 – The growth in e-commerce has contributed to the growth of warehousing development in many regions, leaving many concerned about impacts on communities. But Bess Morin asks, “What values are communicated when investment goes towards warehousing and not towards fostering neighborhood social interaction?”   ..read more
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How can cultivating friendships in your community help you thrive?
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May 30, 2023 – Research demonstrates that healthy, strong friendships help individuals thrive, and the physical environment can be designed to support interactions that lead to friendship. As Maria Vargas writes, Streets and sidewalks can be powerful spaces for community connections ..read more
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