Mapping Environmental Justice in Delaware County Pennsylvania

January 21, 2009

Mapping Environmental Justice in Delaware County Pennsylvania

  • Use as a model for a similar project in Delaware County Ohio
  • What is missing?  Not applicable?
  • Changes in emphasis and organization
  • Personal interests of students in the class in regards to the different topics



A note about the mapping process
Figure 1: Municipalities

Introduction: Environmental Justice

From Here to There: Transportation and Industrial History
Figure 2:  Transportation

Natural Setting: Green Spaces and Waterways
Figure 3:  Land Cover

Demographic Distributions: Income, Race, Education, Unemployment and Age
Figure 4:  Income
Figure 5:  Race
Figure 6:  Unemployment
Figure 7:  Education
Figure 8:  Age

Pollution Flow: Air and Water
Figure 9:  Air and Water Pollution

Current Waste Disposal Sites: Landfills and Incinerators
Figure 10:  Waste

Abandoned Waste: Superfund Sites and Inactive Landfills
Figure 11:   Abandoned Waste

Hot Spots: Top 15 polluters in the County
Figure 12:  Top Fifteen Polluters

Conclusion: What does this mean for Delaware County?

Appendix 1: Glossary
Appendix 2: Environmental Organizations in Delaware County

Geography 355: Spring 2009

January 7, 2009

I have updated the course syllabus and schedule (see the tabs above) for the Spring of 2009.

I plan to relate our course projects to the 2008-09 Sagan National Colloquium (“Cultivating a Green Campus“) and work students completed in last year’s Geography 355 course.  Thus a focus on campus sustainability, “green” and “environmental justice” issues on and around campus.

Work from last year can be reviewed in earlier postings on this blog and individual student blogs from last year (see the Blogroll section to the right).