An ecology of prestige in New York City: Examining the relationships among population density, socio-economic status, group identity, and residential canopy cover

  • Grove J
  • Locke D
  • O'Neil-Dunne J
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Abstract

with different lifestyles and lifestages. Further, our spatial Several social theories have been proposed to and temporal analyses suggest that there are significant explain the uneven distribution of vegetation in urban res-spatial and temporal dependencies that have theoretical and idential areas: population density, social stratification, lux-methodological implications for understanding urban eco-ury effect, and ecology of prestige. We evaluate these logical systems. These findings may have policy implica-theories using a combination of demographic and socio-tions. Decision makers may need to consider how to most economic predictors of vegetative cover on all residential effectively reach different social groups in terms of mes-lands in New York City. We use diverse data sources sages and messengers in order to advance land management including the City’s property database, time-series demo-practices and achieve urban sustainability. graphic and socio-economic data from the US Census, and land cover data from the University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL). These data are analyzed using a multi-model inferential, spatial econometrics approach. We also examine the distribution of vegetation within distinct mar-ket categories using Claritas’ Potential Rating Index for Zipcode Markets (PRIZMTM) database. These categories can be disaggregated, corresponding to the four social theories. We compare the econometric and categorical results for validation. Models associated with ecology of prestige theory are more effective for predicting the distri-bution of vegetation. This suggests that private, residential patterns of vegetation, reflecting the consumption of envi-ronmentally relevant goods and services, are associated with different lifestyles and lifestages. Further, our spatial Several social theories have been proposed to and temporal analyses suggest that there are significant explain the uneven distribution of vegetation in urban res-spatial and temporal dependencies that have theoretical and idential areas: population density, social stratification, lux-methodological implications for understanding urban eco-ury effect, and ecology of prestige. We evaluate these logical systems. These findings may have policy implica-theories using a combination of demographic and socio-tions. Decision makers may need to consider how to most economic predictors of vegetative cover on all residential effectively reach different social groups in terms of mes-lands in New York City. We use diverse data sources sages and messengers in order to advance land management including the City’s property database, time-series demo-practices and achieve urban sustainability. graphic and socio-economic data from the US Census, and land cover data from the University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL). These data are analyzed using a multi-model inferential, spatial econometrics approach. We also examine the distribution of vegetation within distinct mar-ket categories using Claritas’ Potential Rating Index for Zipcode Markets (PRIZMTM) database. These categories can be disaggregated, corresponding to the four social theories. We compare the econometric and categorical results for validation. Models associated with ecology of prestige theory are more effective for predicting the distri-bution of vegetation. This suggests that private, residential patterns of vegetation, reflecting the consumption of envi-ronmentally relevant goods and services, are associated

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  • Geodemographics
  • Parcel
  • Private land
  • Urban ecology
  • Urban forestry
  • Urban tree canopy

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