News tagged with neighborhoods

Make your home a home for the birds

The landscaping plants chosen by residents for their yards plays a much greater role in the diversity of native birds in suburban neighborhoods than do the surrounding parks, forest preserves, or streetside ...

dateApr 10, 2015 in Ecology
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Team develops web tool to speed data collection

By 2030, one in five Americans will be age 65 or older. To understand the role neighborhoods play in seniors' ability to 'age in place'—living safely and independently in one's home of choice rather than ...

dateFeb 20, 2015 in Software
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People finding their 'waze' to once-hidden streets

When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.

dateDec 14, 2014 in Software
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Separate and unequal in suburbia

A new research brief from the US2010 Project probes the status of minorities in American suburbs. Suburbs in 2010 were as racially and ethnically diverse as were central cities in 1980, and that diversity is still increasing. ...

dateDec 03, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Barriers to opportunity

How much does your neighborhood determine your life chances? Sociologist and urban planner Xavier de Souza Briggs recently completed a 20-year social experiment on ghetto poverty that asked: If people in ...

dateMay 09, 2014 in Social Sciences
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