Recent USRG work by Jake Hawes, Dimitrios Gounaridis and Joshua Newell has been featured by WDET, the Detroit NPR station. After creating the first map of community and private gardens across the entire city of Detroit, Hawes and Gounaridis used spatial regression to assess garden equity and test for signs of garden-driven gentrification. The study, concluded that while gardens in Detroit may not be equally distributed, they don’t seem to be driving gentrification – yet. Click here to listen to Hawes chat with WDET reporter Pat Batcheller about the study, the implications for Detroit, and the importance of these sort of mapping projects moving forward.
Read the full paper in Landscape and Urban Planning