18 June 2019

Single family cities?

The NY Times has a new richly-illustrated piece from Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui that asks how our cities can live without density. The heart of the analysis is a series of 10 maps showing how major American cities are divided between single family homes and all other forms of housing. Of the cities they mapped, only DC and NYC have less than 50% single family units. The article is expansive and includes intriguing quotes from multiple faculty who raise fundamental questions about zoning as a tool.

And, they get through the entire piece without ever using the phrase, "Not in my backyard".

03 June 2019

SNAP and Food Environment

The latest issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is out. The Geohealth Lab @ CRSSA contributed to one of the cover stories, Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Dietary Behaviors: Role of Community Food Environment. With seven coauthors, it is clear evidence of the value of multidisciplinary Team Science. But the lead author is Dr. Cori Lorts whose work deserves cover page attention. The paper look at how children relying on SNAP are impacted, also, by where they live and the food environment of their neighborhood.