PUBLIC URBAN AREA AND NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRIBUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This issue is focused on the neighborhoods distribution and its relationships with public urban areas.

Minneapolis, the Trust for Public Land’s highest-rated big city for public parks, 95 percent of residents (including roughly the same portion of low-income residents) live within a ten-minute walk of a city park.  But in Charlotte, the organization’s lowest-rated big city, that number drops to only 26 percent.

however, it’s well established that Chicago is highly segregated by race, compared to most major cities. But what about segregation by income? According to Pew’s metrics, the Chicago area actually compares favorably to other major metros. We’re eighth by the share of lower-income households (less than $34,000) residing in majority lower-income census tracts, at 29 percent; Washington is just ahead of us at 31 percent, and New York has the highest, at 41 percent. We’re ninth in the same share of upper-income households (more than $104,000): 12 percent, while Houston is first at 24 percent.

the public facilities are mostly occupied by wealthy residents of the city,  what caused this and can we change this situation?

 

 

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