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The Waterfront Justice Project Interactive Map is a collaborative effort between the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA) and the Scientist Action and Advocacy Network (ScAAN), aiming to visualize maps created by NYC-EJA through its Waterfront Justice Project (WJP).
The WJP is a research and advocacy campaign focusing on community resiliency that seeks to reduce potential toxic exposures and public health risks associated with climate change in the City’s industrial waterfront. The WJP produces original maps to draw attention to climate vulnerabilities, while simultaneously calling for proactive local policy changes and highlighting the need for more in-depth research. The series of maps document land use, environmental hazards, and demographic and socio-economic indicators in relation to Significant Maritime Industrial Areas (SMIAs) and hurricane storm surge zones. These maps have informed NYC-EJAs community-driven campaign to educate government agencies, local business-owners, and the general public on the need to introduce community resilience and climate adaptation strategies in the industrial waterfront.
The code for this map was created by Bill Broderick, Maija Honig, and Julian Nader Saliani and other contributors using mapbox-gl-js. It is licensed with a MIT license, and source code can be viewed on our github. The maps were created by Bill Broderick, Maija Honig, Julian Nader Saliani and Eddie Bautista, Jalisa Gilmore, & Annel Hernandez. Thanks for visiting and feel free to let us know how we're doing with feedback!
NYC-EJA is a nonprofit citywide network founded in 1991, linking grassroots organizations from low-income communities of color in their struggle for environmental justice.
ScAAN is a New York-based group of scientists who use their expertise in partnership with organizations that are creating positive social change.
© NYC-EJA and ScAAN, 2018