Studies Find Redlining Linked To More Heat, Fewer Trees In Cities Nationwide
Researchers looked at 108 urban areas across America. In nearly every city studied, the formerly redlined neighborhoods were hotter than the non-redlined neighborhoods — some by almost 13 degrees.
Our new study covered on - Studies Find Redlining Linked To More Heat, Fewer Trees In Cities Nationwide : NPR
Racism is a self-inflicted wound. Today, U.S. cities have less tree canopy to mitigate the severe impacts of urban heat and climate change because of discriminatory policy decisions made 90 years ago. In the end, racism hurts everyone. #Blindspot
New research links formerly Redlined neighborhoods with higher average temperatures due mainly to lack of trees. These neighborhoods also tend to be disproportionately poorer communities of color.
This study on urban heat islands uses maps to illustrate that the hottest neighborhoods are places that have long suffered from urban inequities.
Powerful and important research from and colleagues about the legacy of racist redlining practices from the 1930's: neighborhoods that get and stay hotter during #extremeheat events
I saw present on his research a few months back. It is striking what a clear illustration it is of how racist redlining policies are continuing to marginalize communities. Must read for anyone who cares about #environmentaljustice.
Hey ! We just published a paper about shade, heat, and redlining. I’d love to tell you about it since you just aired an episode about this same topic!
Racist Housing Practices From The 1930s Linked To Hotter Neighborhoods Today Maps shaded neighborhoods red deemed "hazardous" based on the number of AAs and immigrants. Segregationist policies concentrated poverty & stifled home ownership.
(In the US) Racist Housing Practices From The 1930s Linked To Hotter Neighborhoods Today