Does More Green equal More Green?: A Comparison of Vegetation in Rich and Poor Neighborhoods in Utah County
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Greenery is an important part of any urban environment. Besides being visually appealing, landscaping performs important ecological functions such as food and habitats for some creatures and cooling effects for the urban ecosystem. For these and other reasons, places with green lawns and mature trees are highly desirable. Landscaping, however, is not cheap. Planting and maintaining appropriate trees, shrubbery, or grasses can be costly to private homeowners, businesses, or municipalities. This can result in unequal amounts of trees and other greenery between rich and less affluent communities, and a disparity between rich and poor neighborhoods within the same city. Using remote sensing, GIS, and landscape ecology methods, we hope to determine whether or not there are significant differences in the quantity and quality of greenery in wealthy and less affluent neighborhoods within Utah County.
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Peters, Alan; Yorgason, Roxanne; Nielsen, Cinta; and Fletcher, Alison, "Does More Green equal More Green?: A Comparison of Vegetation in Rich and Poor Neighborhoods in Utah County" (2010). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 37.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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