Miaojing Wei1, Chengming Zhou2
1Department of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA, 01610, US
2Department of International Development Community and Environment, Clark University, Worcester, MA, 01610, US
This study explored the aggregation of environmental justice populations through the standardized SVI indicator (Social Vulnerability Index), and vulnerable populations have similar areas of aggregation through the aggregation analysis of the cluster map of SVI. After using spatial analysis to examine the spatial geographic location of secondary facilities and environmental justice community areas, we found significant similarities and overlaps between the two regions related to gentrification policies.
Environmental justice populations; SVI indicator; cluster map; spatial analysis
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