Buzzard Point: Is DC Really United?


Buzzard Point in Washington, DC, is a neighborhood facing the brunt of urban environmental injustice. Through pollution from multiple sources and a lack of environmental amenities, residents have been exploited and drowned out to make way for further development. The CEEJH Lab used Photovoice, a community-engaged research method, to give residents a voice in identifying the health hazards in their communities. The method highlighted in this article was modified for a classroom project, but still yielded important themes of abandonment and hopelessness. These findings mirror other works with Photovoice, which have been used in both urban and rural settings to identify cumulative health hazards and harmful elements of the built environment.

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