Environmental Justice in the Post-Industrial Landscape


Zimmer Lounge, Maxcy Hall

Thomas Marlow

Thomas Marlow, winner of the 2019 S4 Graduate Student Paper Prize, will present his prize-winning research exploring the effect of changing industrial production spaces on environmental inequality. Marlow investigated 50 years of manufacturing geography in the Providence metropolitan area and used specific methodologies to make predictions, form hypotheses, and identify different relationships among variables such as demographic composition, cost reduction, and counts of facility openings and closings. His findings support the idea that environmental inequality must be understood as a historical process influenced by race, class, and the land-use history of the area of interest.

The S4 Graduate Student Paper Prize is awarded for a graduate student paper in any discipline that employs GIS or spatial analysis/thinking. The winner receives a cash prize and the opportunity to present their research to the Brown community. Information, including the deadline for next year's competition, may be found on the S4 website.

A reception will immediately follow the presentation.

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