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Category Archives: Research

January 14, 2015
Humans Erode Soil 100 Times Faster Than Nature
Science Daily

In North America, European colonization and agriculture led to as much soil loss in just decades as would have occurred naturally in thousands of years, new research shows.

Graffiti: Art or Eyesore?
Science Daily

Graffiti is slowly starting to be seen as an art form for the disenfranchised, yet you’d never know it by reading the news, a sociologist argues in a new study.

January 6, 2015
January 5, 2015
Net Effects of Gas Price Changes on Transit Ridership
Transportation Research Board

The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University has released a report that analyzes the effect of gasoline prices on bus, light rail, heavy rail, and commuter rail ridership by using transit ridership data and gasoline prices from ten U.S. urbanized areas.

Environmental Gentrification Through the Body
Environment and Planning

This paper takes up the challenge of extending and enhancing the literature on environmental gentrification by considering bodies and embodied practices as significant dimensions of this process.

Study On the Distance Young People Walk To School
Science Direct

Walking or cycling to school has been associated with important health benefits. Distance between home and school is the main correlate of active commuting to school, but how far children walk to school and how this changes as children age is unknown.

January 4, 2015
Compact Development May Harm Local Health
Science Daily

An analysis by a team of North Carolina-based environmental and planning researchers concludes that densely populated regions with compact urban development that discourages commuting by car — widely touted as a way to increase public exercise and reduce harmful automobile emissions — may only slightly lower average regional particulate matter (PM) concentrations in air.

Vertical and Horizontal Segregation In Oslo
Wiley Online Library

A direct focus on social class has largely disappeared from questions concerning spatial divisions. Instead, studies on residential segregation usually focus on ethnicity, education or income; seemingly the common perception is that people are now divided by such factors and that class divisions belong to the past.

Restaurant Reviews and Neighborhood Change In Vancouver
Wiley Online Library

Through an analysis of restaurant reviews, this paper examines the production and consumption of food, as well as ideas and symbols about food, within a gentrifying neighborhood, the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver.

Effects Of Low-income housing In High-Amenity Areas
Sage Journals

Centre-left governments from the 1940s into the 1970s developed several large areas in the urban fringe of Dunedin, New Zealand, for low-density, mostly single-family public rental housing.

‘Constant Size Neighborhood’ Trap In Health & Access Studies
Sage Journals

In literature on neighbourhood effects and resources accessibility, the number of neighbourhood resources to which residents may have access are often estimated from spatial units whose constant size fails to account for unique ways residents experience their neighbourhoods.

Intra-Household Interactions In Transport Research
Taylor & Francis Online

Recognition that individuals do not make their travel decisions in isolation of the household context has produced a growing interest in intra-household interactions and group decision-making.

December 18, 2014
Coastal Cities Could Flood 30 Times a Year
Science Daily

By 2050, a majority of US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new study.

December 17, 2014
New Study On City Resilience and Competitiveness
Eco-Business

A new report by WWF and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation says that integrating climate vulnerability, socio-economic sensitivity and adaptive capacity into urban planning can help cities become more resilient and businesses more competitive.

December 14, 2014

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