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Urban Trees Reveal Income Inequality

Urban Trees Reveal Income Inequality | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Wealthy cities seem to have it all. Expansive, well-manicured parks. Fine dining. Renowned orchestras and theaters. More trees. Wait, trees?

 

I certainly wouldn't argue that trees create economic inequality, but there appears to be a strong correlation in between high income neighborhoods and large mature trees in cities throughout the world (for a scholarly reference from the Journal, Landscape and Urban Planning, see: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204607002174 ). Why is there such a connection? In terms of landscape analysis, what does this say about those who have created these environments? Why do societies value trees in cities? How does the presence of trees change the sense of place of a particular neighborhood? For more Google images that show the correlation between income and trees (and to share your own), see: http://persquaremile.com/2012/05/24/income-inequality-seen-from-space/


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Donald Dane's comment, December 10, 2013 10:00 AM
this short article explains the evidence supporting tree to rich cities ratio. it goes to show that if I'm going to pay big bucks for location I would want the scenery to be beautiful hands down. they mention the per capita increase to tree ratio and how its only a dollar that influences such a high quantity of trees in city. bottom line is that it makes sense for the more trees in wealthier neighborhoods of the city because when your in the heart of the city you tend to see quantity of quality of homes and being jammed packed into small square footage doesn't leave much room for nature. but go just outside the city where the real estate is high and more spacious and you will find more trees the further and further from the center.
megan b clement's comment, December 16, 2013 1:04 AM
Like a previous article it explains how if viewing a neighborhood with lush grass and huge yards with landscaped grounds it is associated with big money. People pay top dollar for houses that have huge back yards and privacy of trees. You would not see yards like this is the city though so these neighborhoods on the outskirts of the citylines.
Shaun Scallan's curator insight, January 27, 2014 11:48 PM

Interesting the value, in the broadest sense, that trees can bring in an urban setting

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ESSA comment period results in wildly diverse implementation suggestions

ESSA comment period results in wildly diverse implementation suggestions | digital divide information | Scoop.it
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Obama wants to propel K-12 schools into digital age

Obama wants to propel K-12 schools into digital age | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The president’s budget proposal would invest in K-12 computer science and preschool, college for needy students.
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5 ways to make the most of virtual field trips

5 ways to make the most of virtual field trips | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Tips to help students get the best possible experience from their virtual field trips
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College is still for white people: Our universities have become a hostile place for African-Americans

College is still for white people: Our universities have become a hostile place for African-Americans | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Racist incidents hit campus every day. White students and faculty are not automatic African-American allies, either
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The Feds Have to Act to Get America Faster Wi-Fi

The Feds Have to Act to Get America Faster Wi-Fi | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Opening up more unlicensed wireless spectrum could turn Wi-Fi from a service road into a speedway.
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The FCC Broadband Report You Didn’t Hear About

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The FCC Broadband Report You Didn’t Hear About
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f you follow broadband policy, you probably know that last week the FCC released its annual Broadband Progress Report (often referred to as the Section 706 Report) in which it concludes (erroneously) that broadband is not being deployed in a reasonable and timely manner.

But did you hear about the other broadband report issued by the FCC last week, the one demonstrating how deployment and performance of broadband in the United States is far outpacing European broadband? Didn’t think so.

In conjunction with the well-known Section 706 Report that reviews the progress of broadband deployment in the U.S., Congress also requires the Commission to prepare an international comparison of broadband. While there was much fanfare surrounding the adoption of the 706 Report at the FCC’s public meeting last week, a separate report with the required international broadband comparison was released by the International Bureau without comment on Friday evening.

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If We Know Play-Based Learning Works, Why Don’t We Do It?

If We Know Play-Based Learning Works, Why Don’t We Do It? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Six and seven year olds in Finland spend most of the school day playing, but that doesn't mean they aren't learning.
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What It Means That The High School Diploma Is Now A Moving Target

What It Means That The High School Diploma Is Now A Moving Target | digital divide information | Scoop.it
At least six states are switching the rules so students can get diplomas retroactively.
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3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher

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To become a coding teacher, prepare to teach the basics by curating your curriculum, preparing yourself and your classroom, and finding support as needed.
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Courses in Manhood for African-American Boys

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A California school district created a department specifically focused on reversing the underachievement and lack of opportunity for the country’s most vulnerable students.
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Modeling and Simulation | Concord Consortium

Modeling and Simulation | Concord Consortium | digital divide information | Scoop.it
How can you help students see the invisible? We've been doing it for over twenty years with educational models and simulations.
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Many free resources and information at Concord.org

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Digital Learning Day Live! - Free registration - Feb. 17, 2016

Digital Learning Day Live! - Free registration - Feb. 17, 2016 | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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Breaking the Code: Unleashing the Talents of Our Girls and Students of Color (EdSurge News)

Breaking the Code: Unleashing the Talents of Our Girls and Students of Color (EdSurge News) | digital divide information | Scoop.it
My five-year-old girl entered kindergarten this past fall, bringing me one of life’s greatest experiences: watching her explore her curiosities and creativity as she desires and develops skills that will last her a lifetime. Her energy and joy for learning is inspiring. Each morning before school

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Internet Safety Tips from Parry Aftab

Thank you to Parry Aftab with Wired Safety for sharing her Internet Safety tip today for Safer Internet Day.

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Fixing Schools Outside of School

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Districts are turning to private companies, nonprofits, and foundations for partnerships that can help tackle the biggest impediments to learning.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 8, 11:28 AM

Fixing sounds like we know how to cure what ails things and people. It is why we are in the bind we are in. The people closest to the scene, teachers, parents, and students, have the least say in what happens. It should not be a free-for-all, but isn't that what we have now? And, yes we do have external partners helping us, hence the neo-liberal economic and political agendas perpetuated in our curricula.

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“Jim Crow must go”: Thousands of New York City students staged a one-day boycott to protest segregation — and it barely made the history books

“Jim Crow must go”: Thousands of New York City students staged a one-day boycott to protest segregation — and it barely made the history books | digital divide information | Scoop.it
On the anniversary of NYC's huge school boycott, we'd do well to consider what hasn't changed in the city
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ADHD in kids: What many parents and teachers don’t understand but need to know

ADHD in kids: What many parents and teachers don’t understand but need to know | digital divide information | Scoop.it
What it is, who it affects, and help for parents and teachers from an ADHD expert.
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Essential Dimensions of Systemic Digital Equity | Digital Opportunity Center

Essential Dimensions of Systemic Digital Equity | Digital Opportunity Center | digital divide information | Scoop.it

EDC’s Digital Opportunity Center has conceived, pioneered and is committed to developing, researching and scaling a systemic approach to digital equity.

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Number 52: Spring 2016 | Teaching Tolerance

Number 52: Spring 2016 | Teaching Tolerance | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Use technology to foster equity with new research from Mica Pollock and colleagues. Download the PDF version of the magazine here.

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Courses in Manhood for African-American Boys

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A California school district created a department specifically focused on reversing the underachievement and lack of opportunity for the country’s most vulnerable students.
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The Internet of Things is already here—just not the way you expected

The Internet of Things is already here—just not the way you expected | digital divide information | Scoop.it

The potential retail profit from connected devices—currently priced at a premium because it’s the hot new thing—is nice, but the real payday comes in the form of data.

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Why many low-income families have Internet access, but remain 'under-connected'

Why many low-income families have Internet access, but remain 'under-connected' | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A new report released on Wednesday finds that while 94 percent of low and moderate income families have some type of Internet access, which they use for tasks from doing homework to paying bills, cost is still an issue despite some efforts by Internet providers to introduce affordable alternatives.
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Meet Raymond Rose

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CIRCL perspectives offer a window into the many different worlds of various stakeholders in the cyberlearning community–what drives their work, what they need to be successful, and what they think the community should be doing.

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There are many digital equity stars. You need to meet this one if you have not heard of him.

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8 Maps That Will Change the Way You Look at Africa

8 Maps That Will Change the Way You Look at Africa | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Expansion of population and investment on the continent represent both enormous opportunity and potential for crises and injustice.
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