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Proximity Analysis of Public Schools and Major Sources of Pollution within Chicago, Illinois

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posted on 2022-08-01, 00:00 authored by Joel R Flax-Hatch
This project aimed to quantify environmental inequities between different racial groups within the city of Chicago through conducting and improving upon the proximity analysis technique for hazard identification. Improvements were made upon commonly used methods for population selection and pollution identification. In addition to these improvements this work established clear guidelines for interpretation of statistical variation between proximities to sources of pollution amongst populations and introduced a new summary indicator, the Cumulative proximity burden CPB score, which was developed as a tool to be used in public participatory GIS settings to assist community organizations in communicating environmental disparities and in situations where stakeholders may have varied educational, and specialized backgrounds.

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Advisor

Cailas, Michael D

Chair

Cailas, Michael D

Department

Public Health Science-Environmental Occupational Health Sciences

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

  • Masters

Degree name

MS, Master of Science

Committee Member

Sambanis, Apostolis Canar, John

Submitted date

August 2022

Thesis type

application/pdf

Language

  • en

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