Risk, equity and environment: A methodology for conducting an Environmental Equity Assessment.

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Title:
Risk, equity and environment: A methodology for conducting an Environmental Equity Assessment.
Author:
Laituri, Melinda Jean.
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation examines the relationship between risk and equity as manifested in the environment--in particular, what is the relationship of risk to social, political and economic processes. To accomplish this, I have developed a methodology, an Environmental Equity Assessment (EEA), by which to examine disproportionate impacts of environmental stress. This research acknowledges the fact that problems of environmental pollution are linked not only to business and industry practices but to issues of social justice. This dissertation is designed to contribute to a better understanding of the relationships between risk and equity, environmental philosophy and social justice, and to devise alternative methods to define and analyze risk, and help create equitable policy options and considerations. The methodology is applied to a case study related to water quality in Tucson, Arizona. The case study is primarily illustrative; it brings into focus the relationship between risk, equity and environment, providing a venue for the implementation of an Environmental Equity Assessment (EEA).
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic.; Geography.; Environmental sciences.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Geography and Regional Development; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Kirby, Andrew

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleRisk, equity and environment: A methodology for conducting an Environmental Equity Assessment.en_US
dc.creatorLaituri, Melinda Jean.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLaituri, Melinda Jean.en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the relationship between risk and equity as manifested in the environment--in particular, what is the relationship of risk to social, political and economic processes. To accomplish this, I have developed a methodology, an Environmental Equity Assessment (EEA), by which to examine disproportionate impacts of environmental stress. This research acknowledges the fact that problems of environmental pollution are linked not only to business and industry practices but to issues of social justice. This dissertation is designed to contribute to a better understanding of the relationships between risk and equity, environmental philosophy and social justice, and to devise alternative methods to define and analyze risk, and help create equitable policy options and considerations. The methodology is applied to a case study related to water quality in Tucson, Arizona. The case study is primarily illustrative; it brings into focus the relationship between risk, equity and environment, providing a venue for the implementation of an Environmental Equity Assessment (EEA).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academic.en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography and Regional Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairKirby, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMarsh, Stuarten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMarston, Sallieen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWaterstone, Marven_US
dc.identifier.proquest9322648en_US
dc.identifier.oclc714884305en_US
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