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Study Highlights Lack of Fair Access to Urban Green Spaces

Study Highlights Lack of Fair Access to Urban Green Spaces
People with higher incomes and more education tend to have greater access to urban green spaces than their less privileged neighbors, a new University of British Columbia study of parks and greenery in 10 major North American cities has found.

The study examined census data and highly detailed aerial imagery in 10 major cities–Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle and St. Louis. It compared the amount of vegetation and parkland available to residents in their home neighborhoods with socioeconomic indicators like income, education, or racial background.
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