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Green Zones Program – Environmental Justice Screening Method (EJSM)




The Environmental Justice Screening Method (EJSM) was developed for Los Angeles County by staff at USC PERE / Occidental College who are experts in the field of Environmental Justice, who were also instrumental in helping develop CalEnviroScreen (an industry standard Environmental Justice analysis for the State of CA).  This web map shows the scores throughout LA County at the Census Tract level based on hazard proximity to sensitive uses, health risk and exposure, social and health vulnerability, and climate change vulnerability.  The overall scores illustrate cumulative pollution impacts that are disproportionately borne by people residing in each census tract.  An additional analysis was done by the Department of Regional Planning to include ‘Auto Dismantling / Metal Recycling’ facilities in the final scoring.

Layer and Web Mapping Application:

The layer of the EJSM Scores can be accessed here via the ESRI Open Data Hub.

Please see the EJSM Application that was built for the Green Zones Program here, and information about the EJSM methodology here, and lastly, a list of data that went into the EJSM scoring here.

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Data Field Descriptions

GIS Source Information
Database Name:
Feature Class Name: Dan Hoffman
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable):
Reference Date: 2018
Accuracy: Other
Update Frequency: Unknown
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information
Dan Hoffman
Principal GIS Analyst
Los Angeles County
Regional Planning Department
320 W Temple St

Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 974-8286

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