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Dietz and Meehan’s work on plumbing poverty is featured in City Lab

Doctoral student Shiloh Dietz and professor Katie Meehan (now at King’s College in London) 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!