Latest Urban decay Stories

2012-09-20 17:15:17

Moving from a high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults, as well as a substantial increase in their happiness, despite not improving economic self-sufficiency, according to a new study published in the Sept. 20 issue of Science by researchers at the University of Chicago and partners at other institutions. Although moving into less disadvantaged neighborhoods did not raise incomes for the families that moved,...

2012-06-21 02:07:38

While census data shows racial diversity is increasing in major cities across the United States, highly diverse neighborhoods are still rare, newly arrived immigrants continue to settle in concentrated residential patterns, and many African Americans remain concentrated in segregated neighborhoods, according to recent research by Richard Wright, professor of geography and the Orvil E. Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs. Wright and two colleagues–Steven R. Holloway of the University...

2012-06-13 14:38:02

Poor other-race neighbors contribute to poverty of black and Hispanic neighborhoods Unlike most whites, blacks and Hispanics tend to have neighbors from other racial groups who are disproportionately likely to be poor. This contributes importantly to the high poverty rates of the neighborhoods lived in by black and Hispanic families and to high poverty rates of schools attended by black and Hispanic children. Lincoln Quillian, professor of sociology and faculty fellow at the Institute...

2012-06-01 08:56:46

Relatively few black, white families moving into multi-ethnic neighborhoods Despite increasing numbers of multi-ethnic neighborhoods in the United States, relatively few black or white families are actually moving into these types of communities, according to a new study in the June issue of the American Sociological Review. "We pay a lot of attention to this proliferation of multiethnic neighborhoods, but they are still only a small part of the overall inter-neighborhood mobility...

Improvements In Urban Planning Key To Protecting Global Health
2012-05-30 07:05:13

[ Watch the Video ] Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com With the World Health Organization projecting the global urban population to almost double to 6.3 million by 2050, better urban planning is essential to improve the health of Earth´s city dwellers. In an attempt to address the potential health crisis that this booming population could cause, the University College of London and the Lancet Commission have issued a report recommending future policy initiatives that could lead to...

2012-04-17 23:02:21

Discrimination in real estate report is released by Real estate investing wealth Ltd. The new report has attracted interest from sites in similar sectors. Austin, TX. (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 Equal opportunity housing issues form the main theme of a new report that has just been released by Real estate investing wealth Ltd. People can pick up the new report right now on the Company´s website. David Dunkan, one of the Directors on the site said that “this new report is something...

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