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Can parks help cities fight crime?

Lincoln Larson, North Carolina State University and S. Scott Ogletree, Clemson University The relationship between parks and crime remains the subject of debate. Some scholars...

How dogs help keep multiracial neighborhoods socially segregated

Sarah Mayorga-Gallo, University of Massachusetts Boston Cities in the United States are getting less segregated and, according to a recent national survey, most Americans value...

Most of America’s rural areas are doomed to decline

David Swenson, Iowa State University Since the Great Recession, most of the nation’s rural counties have struggled to recover lost jobs and retain their people....

Why some counties are powerhouses for innovation

Christopher Boone, Arizona State University By the time the application window closed, Amazon had received 238 proposals from cities and regions throughout North America looking...

Not so long ago, cities were starved for trees

Sonja Dümpelmann, Harvard University Many cities, in recent years, have initiated tree planting campaigns to offset carbon dioxide emissions and improve urban microclimates. In 2007, New...

Bolsonaro’s anger won over working-class Brazilians, but his presidency may betray...

Benjamin H. Bradlow, Brown University Brazil’s next president Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Jan. 1, is often called the “Trump of the Tropics” for...

Parks help cities – but only if people use them

Thaisa Way, University of Washington In cities, access to parks is strongly linked with better health for both people and neighborhoods. Children suffer higher rates of...

Low-income neighborhoods would gain the most from green roofs in cities...

Ashish Sharma, University of Notre Dame Heat waves aren’t just a source of discomfort. They’re the nation’s deadliest weather hazard, accounting for a fifth of...

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Recreational ancestry DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for

Catharine Wang, Boston University Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of...