Visualizing Data Through Neighborhood Equity Maps

A major challenge that cities face across the country is how to create climate policy while prioritizing social equities in their communities.

 

 

To achieve climate and social justice, cities and communities have expressed a strong need for accurate data on equity indicators. GEM provides dynamic visual maps at a neighborhood scale to aid community collaboration.

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The Greenlink Equity Map (GEM) is an online map designed to help you visualize equity-related issues and how burdens are spread across communities.

Whether you are a resident, community organization, city staff, or a policymaker, GEM provides critical data resources to build strong city-community partnerships and equitable solutions. 

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Cities that work together with impacted communities are more likely to identify the most equitable solutions and climate actions because of genuine community collaborations.

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The GEM Platform and Process Guide were created together to encourage genuine collaborations and partnerships for a cleaner and more equitable future.
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Copyright & Credits of Cover Photos: The Solutions Project and their grantees, Partnership for Southern Equity, PUSH Buffalo, SCOPE, and UFW Foundation. Photographers include: Stephen Yang, Camille Seaman, Sheila Pree-Bright, Erick Voss, and Dijon Bowden. This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.

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GEM maps over 35 equity indicators
at a neighborhood level:

INCOME

HEALTH

BROADBAND
ACCESSIBILITY

COST OF LIVING BURDENS

HOUSING

Over 500 GEM Users 
Over 150 GEM Organizations 

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