While much of the public is aware of a concept of light pollution, its ill effects and influences on society and nature are less clear to most people.
Noise pollution has long been seen to be particularly acute in regions where transportation and urban development are most pronounced; the disciplines of urban and environmental geography have focused on this topic.
Nicholas de Monchaux, an urban design professor at UC Berkeley, has designed a project called Local Code that maps the underused sites in a city’s infrastructure and analyses how these spaces could be used to improve the local ecology.
Graphic designer Herwig Scherabon has developed a book visualizing the impacts of gentrification in a number of cities in the United States and United Kingdom. Combining public access data and research with crisp visuals, Scherabon illustrates the spatial distribution of gentrification and examines the different issues at play.