Understanding the social determinants of lawn landscapes: A fine-resolution spatial statistical analysis in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, USA


This study examines the influence of social processes on the spatial distribution of residential lawns, one of the most prominent anthropogenic environmental challenges in US urban/suburban areas today. Specifically, we examine how three theoretically informed social drivers of urban vegetation patterns—population density, social stratification, and lifestyle behavior—explain two measures of residential lawns at the US Census block group (CBG) scale in suburban Boston, MA, USA. Using fine-spatial resolution (0.5 m) remotely…

Landscape and Urban Planning