How Unequal Land Use Affects
Health in North Fair Oaks, Belle Haven, & East Palo Alto
Join local journalist Kate Bradshaw for a discussion about her reporting series "Uneven Ground," produced for The Almanac as a 2019 California Fellow with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
The Midpeninsula isn't just a place where residents pay millions of dollars for their homes, an uncanny number of people drive luxury vehicles, gorgeous open spaces abound and markets teem with fresh produce. It's also a place where, in other neighborhoods, large numbers of families struggle to earn enough just to stay sheltered, ill-equipped streets choke with commuters cutting through to tech jobs, and parks and nutritious food options are harder to find.
How did these inequalities come to be, and how do they shape current and future disparities in environmental health in the communities of Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and North Fair Oaks?