Meehan and Dietz’s work on plumbing poverty is featured in City Lab
Katie Meehan (now at King’s College in London) and doctoral student Shiloh Dietz recently had an article published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers called “Plumbing Poverty: Mapping Hot Spots of Racial and Geographic Inequality in U.S. Household Water Insecurity.” This work has focused on mapping access (or lack of it) to running water, flushable toilets, and indoor baths or showers. The results have highlighted the racial, economic, and geographic disparities of what Dietz and Meehan term plumbing poverty.
This work is getting a lot of attention, not the least by Richard Florida over at CityLab, who recently published an article on this work. Read it here!