Urban foodscape trends: Disparities in healthy food access in Chicago, 2007-2014.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We investigated changes in supermarket access in Chicago between 2007 and 2014, spanning The Great Recession, which we hypothesized worsened local food inequity. We mapped the average street network distance to the nearest supermarket across census tracts in 2007, 2011, and 2014, and identified spatial clusters of persistently low, high or changing access over time. Although the total number of supermarkets increased city-wide, extremely low food access areas in segregated, low income regions did not benefit. Among black and socioeconomically disadvantaged residents of Chicago, access to healthy food is persistently poor and worsened in some areas following recent economic shocks.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kolak, M; Bradley, M; Block, DR; Pool, L; Garg, G; Toman, CK; Boatright, K; Lipiszko, D; Koschinsky, J; Kershaw, K; Carnethon, M; Isakova, T; Wolf, M

Published Date

  • July 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 /

Start / End Page

  • 231 - 239

PubMed ID

  • 30015180

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-2054

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.06.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England