New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is developing a master plan to renovate a network of open spaces in Mott Haven and Port Morris in the South Bronx. Over the next several years, NYRP will fund the renovations and build them. The project aims to demonstrate measurable health and social outcomes resulting from an improved physical environment at the neighborhood scale. For example, one hypothesis is that by improving access to Randall’s Island, residents’ physical activity will increase with a correlative decrease in health care costs. As a first step, we will capture baseline health data and quality of life indicators which we will track as the project progresses.
This project includes maps and charts that analyze and compare different parts of New York City according to specific health, demographic and environmental metrics.
We used three types of measurements:
Pollution levels (P.M. 2.5)
Percentage of grass and tree coverage
Walking distance to large open spaces
Percentage of people who have had asthma
Percentage of the population with only high-school level education or less