As you move through a city, you probably notice summer heat can be a lot worse depending on which neighborhood you’re in. This isn’t a coincidence.

This video started as an article from Rachel Ramirez – Another legacy of redlining: Unequal exposure to heat waves.


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Jeremy S. Hoffman, Vivek Shandas, and Nicholas Pendleton | The Effects of Historical Housing Policies on Resident Exposure to Intra-Urban Heat: A Study of 108 US Urban Areas

Interactive maps of neighborhood heat and redlining

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Robert K. Nelson, LaDale Winling, Richard Marciano, Nathan Connolly, et al. | “Mapping Inequality

City Observatory | How a freeway destroyed a neighborhood, and may again

Climate Central | Summer in the City: Hot and getting hotter [PDF]

The Oregonian | State agency designing Rose Quarter project pledges to ‘keep our promises’ to right historic wrongs to Black Portland