Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:45 a.m. - noon PDT
Activity Type: Educational Sessions
Activity ID: NPC198117
- Learn about direct and indirect impacts of port operations.
- Understand novel methodologies to analyze environmental justice, economic, health, and community impacts of port and port-related land uses.
- Explore land-use and policy planning implications to mitigate off-port impacts in fence line communities.
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The communities of San Pedro and Wilmington boarder the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest port in the United States by container volume. While residents and businesses in these communities reap these consumer benefits, they bear a disproportionate burden of the port and related off-port activities. Since the Port of Los Angeles has expanded over the past few decades, these communities have experienced increased impacts to their economic, aesthetic, environmental, and social conditions — all which can affect health. As part of a court settlement, the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation funded an off-port land-use study to document these direct and indirect impacts. This session presents this study's innovative methodology including theoretical pathway diagrams, GIS mapping, community-ground truthed data and photo documentation, and statistical real estate impact analysis. Additionally, speakers discuss how this study is being shared with residents and CBOs and what recommendations have come out of the work. Find the study at https://tinyurl.com/LAPortHCBF
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