Faculty Advisor

Kasouf, Chickery J.

Center

Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

Environmental and socioeconomic injustice is the unequal distribution of environmental hazards and social concerns based on race and income respectively. The Regional Environmental Council, a local non-profit organization in Worcester, has actively addressed these issues and is applying for a Level II CARE Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. Our team identified social concerns including criminal activity, environmental hazards, and building abandonment, and mapped incidents of each in low- income and high-income neighborhoods. We also prioritized social issues relevant to senior citizens in the Worcester community, including homelessness, drug abuse, and other criminal activity.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center

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