Luke McGuff (holyoutlaw) wrote,
Luke McGuff

Visualizing inequality using urban trees

That sounds pretty dry, but the evidence is dramatic. Per Square Mile examines the question of whether urban canopy can predict wealth by looking at wealthy and poor neighborhoods in cities around the world.

Here is Seattle’s version:
South Park

Aerial view of South Park neighborhood in Seattle. Via Google Maps.

The Highlands

Aerial view of The Highlands, one of Seattle’s wealthiest neighborhoods. Via Google Maps.

Here’s more information about the correlation of wealth and urban canopy cover.

Mirrored from Nature Intrudes. Please comment over there.

Tags: commentary, inequality, urban forest, urban nature, wealth

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