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UWT Forum 2012: Urban Industrial Futures

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Presentation given at the University of Washington Tacoma in Spring 2012. This forum was sponsored by the Urban Studies department of UWT, titled "Urban Industrial Futures".

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UWT Forum 2012: Urban Industrial Futures

  1. 1. Future Employment Opportunities in De- Industrialized Neighborhoods of Low SES in Tacoma, WA Natasha Boyde
  2. 2. Distressed Neighborhoods  Concentrated poverty and low SES  Little access to employment  Find vacant parcels within these areas to create jobs
  3. 3. Socioeconomic Status (SES) An individual’s social position based on a number of factors in addition to poverty and income. Index Variables:  Race  Poverty  Linguistic Isolation  Education  Single mother households  Unemployment  Kitchen & Plumbing facilities
  4. 4. Service Areas Bike Time: 10 minutes Walk Times: 10, 15, 20 minutes
  5. 5. Hilltop Bike Parcel Analyses Vacant Industrial Parcels
  6. 6. Hilltop Walk Parcel Analyses Vacant Industrial
  7. 7. Salishan Walk Parcel Analyses Under-utilized parcels
  8. 8. Results  Lowest SES neighborhoods: Hilltop & Salishan  Several vacant parcels in Hilltop  Not many vacant parcels in Salishan  Many under-utilized parcels in Salishan, mainly Industrially zoned
  9. 9. Results  Lowest SES neighborhoods: Hilltop & Salishan  Several vacant parcels in Hilltop  Not many vacant parcels in Salishan  Many under-utilized parcels in Salishan, mainly Industrially zoned

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