Read Part 1 Here Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping can elucidate neighborhoods that are at high risk of flooding, as well as the infrastructure that is currently in place to combat flooding events. I used the Flood Insurance Rate Map database established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to map areas that are within the […]

Climate Health and Home

Riverine Flooding in Wissahickon Creek – Photo by Steven-L-Johnson on Flickr Background A flood is the overflowing of a large amount of water beyond its normal confines. Flooding is a pressing problem in Philadelphia with several causes; a problem that is likely worsening as the climate changes. Geographic Information System mapping can visually exhibit the […]

Climate Health and Home

We have finished cleaning the data! Finally! Many thanks to Hined Rafeh for her diligent work on this — we look forward to sharing the beautiful graphs and charts that Hined has created in the process of making sure the data checked out. Thanks goes out to Dalton George as well, for diving into the data, […]

Mapping Perceptions Survey

Last week our meeting focused on regrouping and catching up; the team hadn’t met together formally in six months, since June 2015, so there was a lot of housekeeping to do. But not just housekeeping, reunion too: Some of us have been working on this project for eighteen months or more: Alexis Carlsson, Bhavika Patel, […]

After a very busy fall term, PHEEL reconvened on Tuesday; our group will be working together weekly, from 2:00-5:00PM on Tuesdays in Drexel’s Center for Science, Technology and Society. There is a sizable list of tasks that we want to complete by the end of the term, including a summary report for community groups and local […]

Mapping Perceptions Survey