Greater Newark's Infrastructural Vulnerability

Infrastructure Is an Environmental Issue-PECE_ANNOTATION_1523842464-The article describes infrastructure as something that needs to be built with a focus on people as well as the environment. This can improve transportation (reduced air pollution in Newark), create a more sustained access to power and energy, increase economic mobility, make communities more resilient, improve health, etc. This company has done work on sustainability projects in regards to infrastructure in Newark, which demonstrates their engagement with sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

REBUILDING SMARTER AND STRONGER AFTER THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF SUPERSTORM SANDY-PECE_ANNOTATION_1523844132-The article focuses on rebuilding more resiliently, "At the forefront of this work is NJIT’s Center for Resilient Design, housed at the university’s College of Architecture and Design. Established immediately post-Sandy, the Center conducts research and serves as a clearinghouse for expertise, ready-to-build designs, case studies and best practices. The Center is accessed by state and local leaders, business owners and residents living in areas especially vulnerable to flooding and storms."

NEWARK STREET PAVING- incredible amount of awful potholes in Newark called for this report. This report lists all of the streets and the dates that they will be paved in Newark, and it is one fat list. Newark roads are awful. Bad roads=poor infrastructure= weak resilience. If there is a disaster, someone who lives in a poor area may hit a pothole and be completely stranded and die, as a result of the poor infrastructure of our roads in Newark. I once hit a pothole in Newark and the bang from my wheel hitting the edge of the hole was loud and drastic enough for me to worry about a flat tire. I didn't get a flat, fortunately, but my tire frame was bent.

NEWARK WATER ISSUE- half of Newark's school's are contaminated with dangerous levels of lead. Or so they were two years ago when this article was published. This relates to infrastructure because we are poisoning poor, primarily black and hispanic communities, whom already have low resilience. Because they live in impoverished neighborhoods, their children go to lower income schools, and when they drink the water provided there, they put themselves at risk of cancer, infertility, and other results of lead poisoning. If Newark's infrastructure was more balanced between white and black communities, there would not be impoverished areas that have poisonous drinking water at schools, as the water standard in the schools would have been raised to that of higher income communities.

 Water issues in Newark

This article talks about how half on Newark, NJ suffered from contaminated water. Although the governor tried to ignore the issue, it was still affecting children and talks about what the state needs to do to protect the children like annual tests.

This table shows the amount of Lead in Newark`s Water(90TH PERCENTILE) and a para describes the content of lead in the water of NWK.


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