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Border Environmental Justice PPGIS: Community-Based Mapping and Public Participation in Eastern Tijuana, México

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Department of Environmental Studies, San José State University, 1 Washington Sq., San José, CA 95192, USA
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Colectivo Salud y Justicia Ambiental, AC, Avenida del Fuerte #15861 Colonia Campestre Murúa, Tijuana 22455, Mexico
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Red de Ciudadanos para el Mejoramiento de las Comunidades, Mexicanidad #3030, Colonia 10 de Mayo, Tijuana 22476, Mexico
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(3), 1349; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031349
Received: 9 December 2020 / Revised: 26 January 2021 / Accepted: 26 January 2021 / Published: 2 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Emerging Topics in Environmental Justice)
Community mapping projects have been studied as important contributions to the field of environmental justice and Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS). As a collaborative project between the Colectivo Salud y Justicia Ambiental and Red de Ciudadanos por el Mejoramiento de las Comunidades (RECIMEC), the “Mapeo Comunitario de la Zona Alamar” was created as a mechanism for community participation in the urban planning process in Tijuana, México. This paper outlines the project’s community mapping process, including planning, data collection, priority identification, and data submission. Results from this community mapping project are analyzed including the (1) particular environmental risks and goods in this border region, (2) the influence that the project data had on the urban planning process, and (3) the impact that the community mapping process had on community organizing capacity. Our findings point to particular environmental challenges in this border city including clandestine trash dumps, and contaminated water runoff points. The mapping project influenced the land use planning process by identifying the key environmental risks and goods to prioritize in the zoning and ground truthing urban planning data. The community mapping project also had a key impact on community organizing through the fomenting of knowledge and relationships between community members and government representatives at the city’s urban planning agency.
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Keywords: community based mapping; environmental justice; urban planning; public participation community based mapping; environmental justice; urban planning; public participation
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Prado, C.; y Justicia Ambiental, C.S.; para el Mejoramiento de las Comunidades, R.d.C. Border Environmental Justice PPGIS: Community-Based Mapping and Public Participation in Eastern Tijuana, México. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1349. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031349

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Prado C, y Justicia Ambiental CS, para el Mejoramiento de las Comunidades RdC. Border Environmental Justice PPGIS: Community-Based Mapping and Public Participation in Eastern Tijuana, México. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(3):1349. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031349

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Prado, Carolina, Colectivo Salud y Justicia Ambiental, and Red de Ciudadanos para el Mejoramiento de las Comunidades. 2021. "Border Environmental Justice PPGIS: Community-Based Mapping and Public Participation in Eastern Tijuana, México" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 3: 1349. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031349

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