Mapping for Advocacy Presentation for the Opportunity Agenda’s Mapping for Health Equity Initiative  Jason Reece, AICP Sen...
Discussion Points <ul><li>Mapping for advocacy and social justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why use maps? </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Space and Regional Equity <ul><li>Why are maps particularly effective in dealing with issues of equity? </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Maps:  Powerful Visual Tools <ul><li>Why is a map an excellent visual tool to inform someone about an issue/problem or sol...
Using Maps for Advocacy <ul><li>In our work we see mapping as serving two primary advocacy goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ana...
Analytical Examples <ul><li>Are minority businesses in areas of economic opportunity? (Cleveland) </li></ul><ul><li>Are ho...
MBE and Projected Job Change 2000-2030
Hospital Investments and African American Neighborhoods: Columbus
Where Should EITC Advocacy be Targeted?
Spatial Mismatch: Job Growth & Public Transit in Baltimore <ul><li>The following map illustrates the mismatch between job ...
Narratives Examples <ul><li>Subsidized housing policy is reinforcing segregation (Baltimore) </li></ul><ul><li>Foreclosure...
<ul><li>Subsidized housing opportunities in Baltimore are generally clustered in the region’s predominately African Americ...
Subprime Lending, Race and Foreclosure (Note: Not one of our maps)
Subprime Lending, Race and Foreclosure (Note: Not one of our maps) Maps: Produced and adapted from Charles Bromley, SAGES ...
Looking at Issues Across Time and Space:  The Growing Vacant Land Problem in Detroit
Opportunity Mapping: Combining Analysis with a Strong Narrative <ul><li>Opportunity mapping is a research tool used to und...
<ul><li>Subsidized housing opportunities in Baltimore are generally clustered in the region’s lowest opportunity neighborh...
Analysis and Narrative:  African American men are isolated from neighborhoods of opportunity in Detroit
Questions or Comments?  For More Information Visit Us On-Line: www.KirwanInstitute.org
<ul><li>Subsidized housing opportunities in Baltimore are generally clustered in the region’s predominately African Americ...
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  1. 1. Mapping for Advocacy Presentation for the Opportunity Agenda’s Mapping for Health Equity Initiative Jason Reece, AICP Senior Researcher [email_address] The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity The Ohio State University March 21 st 2008
  2. 2. Discussion Points <ul><li>Mapping for advocacy and social justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why use maps? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can they be utilized? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our experiences </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Space and Regional Equity <ul><li>Why are maps particularly effective in dealing with issues of equity? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional, racial and social inequity often manifest as spatial inequity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps are naturally the best tools to display this spatial phenomena </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other disciplines and sectors are using mapping to problem solve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private industry </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Maps: Powerful Visual Tools <ul><li>Why is a map an excellent visual tool to inform someone about an issue/problem or solution? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps are incredibly efficient, compacting volumes of data into single pictures that can be understood at a glance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One map may contain tens of thousands of pieces of information than can be understood in seconds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A good map can enable you to tell a story or solve a problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research has shown that people can solve problems faster with map based information, than by looking at charts, tables or graphs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Using Maps for Advocacy <ul><li>In our work we see mapping as serving two primary advocacy goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Existing conditions, spatial trends, scenarios, optimization etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What's your narrative? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Analytical Examples <ul><li>Are minority businesses in areas of economic opportunity? (Cleveland) </li></ul><ul><li>Are hospital investments benefiting communities of color? (Columbus) </li></ul><ul><li>How should EITC advocacy be tailored? (Columbus) </li></ul><ul><li>Are job growth areas connected to transit? (Baltimore) </li></ul>
  7. 7. MBE and Projected Job Change 2000-2030
  8. 8. Hospital Investments and African American Neighborhoods: Columbus
  9. 9. Where Should EITC Advocacy be Targeted?
  10. 10. Spatial Mismatch: Job Growth & Public Transit in Baltimore <ul><li>The following map illustrates the mismatch between job growth and transit in Baltimore </li></ul>
  11. 11. Narratives Examples <ul><li>Subsidized housing policy is reinforcing segregation (Baltimore) </li></ul><ul><li>Foreclosures in African American neighborhoods are due to subprime lending patterns (Cleveland) </li></ul><ul><li>Vacant property problems are spreading, vacant property challenges are not just an inner city problem (Detroit) </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Subsidized housing opportunities in Baltimore are generally clustered in the region’s predominately African American neighborhoods </li></ul>Conditions in Baltimore
  13. 13. Subprime Lending, Race and Foreclosure (Note: Not one of our maps)
  14. 14. Subprime Lending, Race and Foreclosure (Note: Not one of our maps) Maps: Produced and adapted from Charles Bromley, SAGES Presidential Fellow, Case Western University
  15. 15. Looking at Issues Across Time and Space: The Growing Vacant Land Problem in Detroit
  16. 16. Opportunity Mapping: Combining Analysis with a Strong Narrative <ul><li>Opportunity mapping is a research tool used to understand the dynamics of “opportunity” within metropolitan areas </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of opportunity mapping is to illustrate where opportunity rich communities exist (and assess who has access to these communities) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also, to understand what needs to be remedied in opportunity poor communities </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Subsidized housing opportunities in Baltimore are generally clustered in the region’s lowest opportunity neighborhoods </li></ul>Baltimore Opportunity and Subsidized Housing
  18. 18. Analysis and Narrative: African American men are isolated from neighborhoods of opportunity in Detroit
  19. 19. Questions or Comments? For More Information Visit Us On-Line: www.KirwanInstitute.org
  20. 20. <ul><li>Subsidized housing opportunities in Baltimore are generally clustered in the region’s predominately African American neighborhoods </li></ul>Conditions in Baltimore
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