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Professors examine Tampa Bay’s environmental inequities

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay area is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state of Florida, however, it is not without its share of challenges. A new book written by University of South Florida professors explores racial and socioeconomic inequities associated with various undesirable land uses and pollution sources in Tampa Bay.

Jayajit Chakraborty and Martin Bosman, both professors of geography at USF, published and edited “Spatial and Environmental Injustice in an American Metropolis: A study of Tampa Bay, Florida.”

Chakraborty and Bosman worked closely with faculty and graduate students in the Department of Geography, Environment and Planning to conduct research that examines environmental issues that affects different socioeconomic classes in Hillsborough County.

In a joint statement, Chakraborty and Bosman said this book is a result of “committed efforts of a group of research faculty and graduate students in the geography department who have worked on this topic during the last decade. All chapter contributors are current or former geography students that we have advised as major professor or committee member.”


Filed under:Arts and Sciences School of Social Sciences Geography, Environment, and Planning Research  
Author: Teddy Grant