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ToxiCity Map

Year: 2014-2016


In the Brooklyn communities of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) aims to recapture the waterfront, reduce local environmental hazards, and advocate for public policies promoting healthy mixed-use communities. NAG enlisted SAVI to determine the extent of pollution that has occurred throughout the history of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. SAVI underwent an arduous process of data mining and assessment of DEP, EPA, and other agency records to locate areas of concern. SAVI then combined this cleaned and distilled data with other demographic information into a simple story told through a website called ToxiCity.

Graduate assistants: Korin Tangtrakul and Bowon Chung with assistance from Haley Cox, Miriam Bowring, Brett Promisloff.
Coding assistance: Chris Henrick