"Community-Engaged Air Pollution Exposure Assessment in Port Richmond: Preliminary Results"
Dr. Kondo holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, and masters degree and Ph.D. in urban design and planning. She completed her graduate training at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she was a fellow of an NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in Urban Ecology. She is currently an associate fellow of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Public Health Initiatives, and applies her multi-disciplinary methods toward issues of environmental justice in urban areas using a community based participatory research approach.
Dr. Kondo will speak about her community-based research efforts to assess air pollution exposure in a Philadelphia neighborhood affected by goods movement. Exposure to air and noise pollution from traffic of heavy-duty diesel trucks (HDDTs) travelling to and from port facilities in Philadelphia's Port Richmond neighborhood is a major concern for individuals who live, work, attend school, and recreate near heavily trafficked roadways. Ultimately she aims to understand the predictors of variability in pollutant levels at the local and personal level, and to identify their sources in a manner that can inform urban planning and policy decisions.
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