I took the time to highlight the work of Dr. Lawrence Brown (The White L vs. The Black Butterfly) through data Visualizations showing the hypersegreation in Baltimore.
Baltmore's hypersegregated neighborhoods experience radically different realities. Due to this dynamic, the white neighborhoods on the map that form the shape of an 'L' accumulate structure advantages, while Black neighborhoods accumulate structured disadvantages. Baltimore's hypersegregation is the root cause of racial inequity, crime, health inequities/disparities, and civil unrest (Lawrence Brown)
Design by: Omar Abbasi | Action Analytics
Data Source: Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
Inspiration from: Samo Drole and Lawrence Brown https://theblackbutterflyproject.com/
As part of Johns Hopkins Environmental Sciences (ENVS) senior thesis experience, I investigated the effectiveness and accuracy of BNIA’s Green Patterns Mapping tool. By interviewing key urban planning stakeholders, I compiled a recommendation report detailing technical, user-experience, and geospatial data recommendations. This document contributes to the overall field of sustainable urban planning, bolstering data efforts to empower decision-making and actionable development within Baltimore.
To learn more about this document please contact: Anjali Kashyap, Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Research Assistant ([email protected]) , Adam Sheingate, PhD Political Science Department Chair ([email protected]), or Seema Iyer, Director of BNIA-JFI ([email protected])