Bridging Social and Environmental Justice: Mapping the Geography of Environmental Segregation in Columbus, OH
Creators:Johnson, Frank R.
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Knowlton School of Architecture Honors Theses; 2017
Around Columbus, OH boundaries of wealth difference seem to accompany boundaries of difference in environmental assets, particularly trees. This research investigated whether this anecdote supported a broader measurable relationship between the landscapes of wealth and greenery across the Columbus area. A sizable correlation was found between Kirwan Institute Opportunity Index scores and both environmental assets and stressors. This exploratory work identifies a relationship between environment, economy, and discriminatory policy to be investigated further, which bridges the agendas of social and environmental justice.
Academic Major: City and Regional Planning