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Historic Faubourg Tremé Association Mapping & Analysis, Michelle M. Thompson, Laura Banos, Jasmine Bazley, Xiaoxu Chen, Derreck Deason, Alexander Dolmseth, Race Hodges, Grace E. Major, Nicholas Perez-Alvarez, Morgan Shepard, Nicholas Puczkowskyj, Teira Woodridge Jun 2014

Historic Faubourg Tremé Association Mapping & Analysis, Michelle M. Thompson, Laura Banos, Jasmine Bazley, Xiaoxu Chen, Derreck Deason, Alexander Dolmseth, Race Hodges, Grace E. Major, Nicholas Perez-Alvarez, Morgan Shepard, Nicholas Puczkowskyj, Teira Woodridge

Dr. Michelle M. Thompson, GISP, FRGS

The "Historic Faubourg Tremé Association Mapping & Analysis" is a continuation of public participation geographic information systems (PPGIS) work started with WhoData.org in spring 2014. The mapping of on-the-ground property conditions with City designated blight provides the HFTA Land Use Committee with additional resources to develop and deploy plans to revitalize the whole of Tremé. The maps and analysis were completed by the University of New Orleans Department of Planning & Urban Studies students in MURP 4081/5081 Information Technology for the Planning Profession.


Whodata Project Newsletter May 2014, Michelle M. Thompson, Brittany N. Arceneaux Apr 2014

Whodata Project Newsletter May 2014, Michelle M. Thompson, Brittany N. Arceneaux

Dr. Michelle M. Thompson, GISP, FRGS

WhoData is a community action research and service program. Since 2009 the team of volunteers has provided organizations in New Orleans - LA, Boston - MA and Ithaca - NY with resources that aid in the recovery, renewal and/or redevelopment of communities. Since 1987, I have worked in a variety of roles and had opportunities to examine and participate in ways that academic, public, private and non-profit organizations have engaged in the neighborhood planning process. Some have been successful but others have not. As a result, the social and economic benefits that arise from collaboration, neighborhood knowledge and public policy have been ...


State Of Ohio's Urban Regions Reports: Employment Change, Ziona Austrian, John P. Blair Mar 2014

State Of Ohio's Urban Regions Reports: Employment Change, Ziona Austrian, John P. Blair

John P. Blair

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Economic Diversity In Appalachia: Statistics, Strategies, And Guides For Action, Edward Feser, Troy Mix, Mark White, Kenneth Poole, Deborah Markley, Erik Pages Jan 2014

Economic Diversity In Appalachia: Statistics, Strategies, And Guides For Action, Edward Feser, Troy Mix, Mark White, Kenneth Poole, Deborah Markley, Erik Pages

Troy D Mix

Commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, this report accomplishes three aims. First, it offers a quantitative portrait of economic diversity trends in Appalachian counties and sub-regions, benchmarked to U.S. trends. The portraits draws on four complementary indexes of diversity: industrial, functional, occupational, and knowledge, with the first two based on the mix of industries in a place and the latter two based on the mix of occupations. Second, the report summarizes diversity trends, economic development practices, and diversification strategies in ten Appalachian counties. The ten cases offer insights into economic development practitioners’ understanding of what economic diversity means for ...


Statistical Portrait Of Economic Diversity In Appalachia, Troy D. Mix, Edward J. Feser Jan 2014

Statistical Portrait Of Economic Diversity In Appalachia, Troy D. Mix, Edward J. Feser

Troy D Mix

Commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, this report presents a quantitative portrait of economic diversity trends across US and Appalachian counties. The portrait draws on four complementary indexes of diversity: industrial, functional, occupational, and knowledge, with the first two based on the mix of industries in a place and the latter two based on the mix of occupations. Analysis and discussion focuses on the utility of economic diversity for informing regional development practice in Appalachia.


Growing Food To Grow Cities? The Potential Of Agriculture For Economic And Community Development In The Urban United State, Laura Wolf-Powers Dec 2013

Growing Food To Grow Cities? The Potential Of Agriculture For Economic And Community Development In The Urban United State, Laura Wolf-Powers

Laura Wolf-Powers

Agriculture has become a focus of planning for urban regeneration in the United States. However, to make agriculture an impactful part of urban community and economic development – rather than a passing fad – it is vital to identify its most effective forms. This paper reports on field research in six cities in the United States where municipalities, nonprofit organizations and residents are deploying farming and gardening for diverse economic development objectives. Our findings suggest that despite expectations that urban agriculture will attract capital, create jobs and tax ratables and increase property values in preparation for ‘higher-value’ development, its greatest potential is ...