Air Qualitree

Pollution from smokestacks.


AirQualitree was a project conducted for UCLA's introductory digital humanities course (Digital Humanities 101 with Dr. Ashley Sanders). I worked as a team of 6 to create a website containing data visualizations, maps, and timelines about environmental justice in Los Angeles.

Our project studied three parameters in particular: air quality (PM 2.5), water quality, and urban greenspace to show how marginalized groups experience higher pollution burdens. I visualized air quality data on Python, constructed and edited a cohesive data narrative, and adjusted the website's headlines and layout for accessibility. Ultimately, we aimed to create a data-driven narrative illustrating environmental inequities.

Explore our narrative here!

Special Thanks

Huge thank you to Dr. Ashley Sanders (UCLA Digital Humanities) and Elizabeth Wood for their guidance.