News Archive

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Category: City of Syracuse

  • High Concentration of Poverty in Syracuse, NY

    Posted: September 25, 2015

    The Atlantic recently published an article supporting the findings of Rutgers University-Camden public policy professor Paul Jargowsky that concludes 65% of the Black population in Syracuse, NY is living in highly concentrated areas of poverty. To read more, click here.

  • Think About Your Urban Trees Before Planting Them, Research Says

    Posted: December 6, 2013

    Several recent studies have been done to check the impact of planting trees in urban environments. We here at Syracuse Community Geography conducted this study of urban forestry efforts in Syracuse last year as well.

    This article examines multiple studies conclusions on urban forestry and tree cover, analyzing what the best and most cost efficient practices are when it comes to planting trees in an urban environment. Check it out here

  • New Food Co-Op Open in Syracuse

    Posted: October 27, 2013

    On October 15th, the Eat to Live Co-Op opened on Syracuse’s South Side, addressing food access issues in the area. Read about it here, and check out our updated map of food deserts in Syracuse in the Popular Maps & Data section of our site.

  • Daycare’s New Deal

    Posted: October 23, 2013

    Access to early childhood education is an issue in Syracuse, something we’ve analysed here at SCG .  An organization called Educare is helping to solve this access problem by opening several centers in Milwaukee and other cities. See what they do here.

  • Syracuse Community Geography in the News

    Posted: October 11, 2013

    We’re in the news! Check out these feature articles:

    The Syracuse Post-Standard wrote a profile on our organization, featuring maps and results from some of our projects. Check it out here

    The Association of American Geographers wrote a profile about our director, Jonnell Robinson, and her work at SCG. Read the profile here


  • Development on Syracuse's Northside

    Posted: September 16, 2013

    From the Syracuse Post-Standard- a private developer is seeking approval for a 24-unit apartment building near St. Joseph’s Hospital. Read the full article here.