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In changing urban neighborhoods, new food offerings can set the table...

Joshua Sbicca, Colorado State University; Alison Alkon, University of the Pacific, and Yuki Kato, Georgetown University When new residents and businesses move into low-income neighborhoods,...

Street vendors make cities livelier, safer and fairer – here’s why...

John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Cities around the world are emerging from pandemic shutdowns and gradually allowing activities to resume. National leaders...

Mexico City buried its rivers to prevent disease and unwittingly created...

Elena Delavega, University of Memphis Mexico City is a dust bowl, a polluted megalopolis where breathing is hard and newly washed clothes hung out to...

Why are so many people lighting off fireworks?

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light off fireworks...

Parks matter more than ever during a time of sickness –...

Richard leBrasseur, Dalhousie University The COVID-19 pandemic has altered humans’ relationship with natural landscapes in ways that may be long-lasting. One of its most direct...

How the rich reacted to the bubonic plague has eerie similarities...

Kathryn McKinley, University of Maryland, Baltimore County The coronavirus can infect anyone, but recent reporting has shown your socioeconomic status can play a big role,...

Is your city making you fat? How urban planning can address...

John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County New disease outbreaks, like the novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China’s Hubei province, generate headlines and...

Immigrants and some people of color are moving to the suburbs...

Grigoris Argeros, Eastern Michigan University In the traditional American image of suburbia, the majority of residents are predominately native-born white Americans, living in large single-family...

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Walmart’s pay raise highlights how poor we’ve all become

By Mechele Dickerson, University of Texas at Austin Walmart recently did something that will help its employees, which may very well benefit all lower- and...