Community Impact and Investment Index

A first-of-its-kind hyperlocal air pollution national index, available through Aclima Pro


Shape solutions in community context

Aclima Pro features a first-of-its-kind national index, built in partnership with UrbanFootprint, that combines our hyperlocal air pollution and greenhouse gas measurements with key indicators.  Analyze Aclima’s hyperlocal air quality and greenhouse gas data in context with nationwide and localized urban, climate, community vulnerability, and socioeconomic data. Target investments and solutions for highest impact in the communities that need them most. 

The Aclima advantage

Aclima’s Community Impact and Investment Index covers the variables that other tools miss. From spatial extent, resolution, and frequent updates to layers that show climate and natural hazards, race, and ethnicity, we’ve created a tool to target investments and solutions for highest positive impact.

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The Community Impact and Investment Index was built in partnership with UrbanFootprint. The Index, available through Aclima Pro, leverages UrbanFootprint's nationwide urban, climate, community vulnerability, and additional socioeconomic data and modeling expertise, to accurately identify areas where investment should be prioritized.

Drive action in communities

Understand impacts and target investments

Air Disparities in the Bay Area

Results from the first major application of Aclima and UrbanFootprint's Community Impact and Investment Index — covering 101 cities, 9 counties, and nearly 8 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Community Impact and Investment Index

Toggle between the indices below to understand the data layers that make up each sub-index:

Environmental Hazards Index

  • Air Quality: PM 2.5
  • Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Ozone
  • Toxic Releases from Facilities
  • Traffic Density
  • Cleanup Sites
  • Hazardous Waster Generators and Facilities
  • Impaired Water Bodies
  • Power Generation Facilities
  • Risk Management Plan (RMP) Facilities
  • Solid Waste Sites and Facilities
  • Coastal Flooding
  • Riverine Flooding
  • Drought
  • Strong Wind
  • Heat Wave
  • Wildfire
  • Hurricane

Population Characteristics Index

  • Asthma Prevalence
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence
  • < Age 5
  • > Age 64
  • Educational Attainment
  • Disability
  • Housing-burdened Low Income Households
  • Linguistic Isolation
  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • No Insurance
  • SNAP
  • Housing Vacancy
  • Black
  • Indigenous American / Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Percent Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
  • Other Race
  • Mixed Race
  • Hispanic Latino (Non-White)
“The Community Impact and Investment Index will act as a decision-support tool that can help impacted residents from communities with environmental justice issues receive restorative justice and obtain the benefits that they deserve.”
Sacoby Wilson 3
Dr. Sacoby Wilson

Associate Professor and Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) at the University of Maryland and Aclima Advisory Board member.

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