Project Title & Description
Suburban Air Quality
This award provides $25,000 for the applicant project to study air quality in several communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania, with focus on a regional transportation corridor that spans suburban communities from an older, more diverse and lower than median income municipality to a newer, higher income and less diverse municipality. The study will train elementary through high school students (a population diversity of 10-25% non-white) and employ them in collecting air sampling data. The study will determine whether improved air quality associated with newer, less diverse, higher income municipalities is fact or myth along the Southeastern Pennsylvania regional transportation corridor. The findings of this study will be used by regional planning entities.