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The purpose of this project is to evaluate the characteristics and GIS methods used to determine an urban food desert. The intention of this research is to implement an improved methodology for determining a food desert and exhibit the value of additional data sources. This should produce a universal GIS method and criteria for profiling a food desert in an urban setting across the United States.

Publication Date

9-6-2012

Disciplines

Health Policy | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Urban Studies and Planning

Comments

Faculty Researcher: Brian Mikelbank, Ph.D.

Student Researcher: Monique Russell

Student Publication

This item is part of the McNair Scholars Program.

Defining and Analyzing a Food Desert

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