Mapping vulnerability in Puerto Rico

As part of a larger project supported by the Pulitzer Center regarding property rights and vulnerability in Puerto Rico, an interactive map of the country was created.

This project looks at the effects of economic and environmental vulnerability in three areas of Puerto Rico: San Juan’s gentrifying district of Santurce; the historically Afro-Caribbean community Loiza; and, the island of Vieques. Each of these areas is engaged in a different struggle to secure land tenure and property rights.

The data mapped here includes demographic data from the US Census, foreclosure data from  Puerto Rico’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, flood zone data from the Federal Emergency Aid (FEMA), and FEMA’s open data on aid to property owners from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.