Ep 2: Casting Shade: Shade Inequity, Health, and Spatial Justice

By Angela Y. Zhang

Summer is the best season in Rhode Island. People are outside all the time and cooling off under the shade of big, lush trees. What happens when you don’t have shade to cool off in? Some neighborhoods have little to no shade, and usually have higher concentrations of Black folx. Why do urban heat maps and redlining maps align? How can we consider shade a resource like food & housing? How do COVID & the climate crisis widen these inequities?

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