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South Park Campaign Of The Community Coalition For Environmental Justice, Jonathan Betz-Zall Dec 2001

South Park Campaign Of The Community Coalition For Environmental Justice, Jonathan Betz-Zall

Jonathan Betz-Zall

This case study evaluated the effectiveness of the community organizing techniques used by the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ) in promoting the principles of grassroots organizing in its work in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. This campaign, part of the SouthSeattleToxics Project, focused attention on the pollution caused by the Long Painting Company's activities. The CCEJ used traditional community organizing techniques to help South Park residents oppose this pollution; the residents formed their own organization to monitor progress even after the offending company has left town. The case study evaluated this work of the CCEJ in ...


Development Of A Statistical Algorithm For The Real-Time Prediction Of Transit Vehicle Arrival Times Under Adverse Conditions, Kenneth Dueker, Thomas J. Kimpel, James G. Strathman Dec 2001

Development Of A Statistical Algorithm For The Real-Time Prediction Of Transit Vehicle Arrival Times Under Adverse Conditions, Kenneth Dueker, Thomas J. Kimpel, James G. Strathman

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

Prior TransNow funded research by Portland State University (PSU) and the University of Washington (UW) in cooperation with Tri-Met, the transit provider for the Portland metropolitan area, has utilized a rich set of archived data from the Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL)-based Bus Dispatch System (BDS). Tri-Met is one of the few transit agencies that archive AVL data for analysis and research.


Serving The Homeless: Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Homeless Shelter Services, George M. Glisson, Robert L. Fischer, Bruce A. Thyer Dec 2001

Serving The Homeless: Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Homeless Shelter Services, George M. Glisson, Robert L. Fischer, Bruce A. Thyer

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The effects of homeless assistance services at the local level are tremendously difficult to ascertain. In this study, a four-month sample of homeless persons served by a local homeless shelter and case management program were contacted nine to eleven months after receiving services. The findings suggest that the program had some initial success in assisting the homeless clients to locate housing within the first year after leaving the shelter. However, the housing costs paid by these formerly homeless were quite high, with nearly three-quarters of them spending forty percent or more of their income on housing.


Undated; Pamphlet; An Ordination Service 2, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Nov 2001

Undated; Pamphlet; An Ordination Service 2, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Pamphlets

No abstract provided.


Guild's Lake Industrial Sanctuary Plan Action Charts: Adopted By Resolution Number 36041, Portland (Or.). Office Of The City Auditor Nov 2001

Guild's Lake Industrial Sanctuary Plan Action Charts: Adopted By Resolution Number 36041, Portland (Or.). Office Of The City Auditor

Portland City Archives

No abstract provided.


West End (Of Central City) Action Chart: Adopted By Resolution Number 36051, Portland (Or.). Office Of The City Auditor Nov 2001

West End (Of Central City) Action Chart: Adopted By Resolution Number 36051, Portland (Or.). Office Of The City Auditor

Portland City Archives

No abstract provided.


Kellogg Project And Aetna Center For Families Community Resident Survey 2001, Daniel Sibirsky, Carolina Castellanos Nov 2001

Kellogg Project And Aetna Center For Families Community Resident Survey 2001, Daniel Sibirsky, Carolina Castellanos

Papers and Publications

No abstract provided.


It's Ok Here: A History Of Deborah’S Place, An Organization Serving Women Who Are Homeless Or Formerly Homeless In Chicago, 1985 – 2000, Center For Urban Research And Learning, Linda S. Von Dreele, Gloria P. Montgomery, Deborah's Place Nov 2001

It's Ok Here: A History Of Deborah’S Place, An Organization Serving Women Who Are Homeless Or Formerly Homeless In Chicago, 1985 – 2000, Center For Urban Research And Learning, Linda S. Von Dreele, Gloria P. Montgomery, Deborah's Place

Center for Urban Research and Learning: Publications and Other Works

Since its founding in 1985, Deborah's Place has provided shelter, food, resources, and support to women in Chicago who are homeless or formerly homeless. Following its mission to provide services "so that women can become empowered to take back and maintain control over their lives," Deborah's Place has achieved an impressive track record by providing a continuum of programs and services which range from basic needs to permanent supportive housing. It has been the lifeline for women who, for any number of reasons, lack the fundamental resources for sustaining basic needs and achieving a better quality of life ...


Campaign Of Sabotage: Big Government's War Against Public Transportation , Michael E Lewyn Oct 2001

Campaign Of Sabotage: Big Government's War Against Public Transportation , Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

This article discusses a variety of state, federal and local policies which have reduced transit ridership, such as unfunded mandates, anti-transit zoning policies, and highway funding policies that shifted development to areas with minimal or nonexistent transit service.


Urban Impoverishment And Multiple Modes Of Livelihood In Ghana, Francis Y. Owusu Oct 2001

Urban Impoverishment And Multiple Modes Of Livelihood In Ghana, Francis Y. Owusu

Community and Regional Planning Publications

Many African countries experienced economic crisis in the 1970s and are currently restructuring their economies under the tutelage of the World Bank and the IMF. The restructuring process has had pervasive effects on the livelihood strategies of many people, as their established means of income generation have been disrupted. While survival of the urban poor has been studied, little is known of strategies of other social groups. Using Ghana as a case study, I argue that although urban poverty predates the implementation of structural adjustment program (SAP), the policies have created a favorable environment for the intensification of multiple livelihood ...


Manufacturing Locations In Ohio: Shifts In Employment And Average Earnings Among Central, Suburban And Rural Counties, Robert Sadowski Oct 2001

Manufacturing Locations In Ohio: Shifts In Employment And Average Earnings Among Central, Suburban And Rural Counties, Robert Sadowski

Urban Publications

Over the past two decades, there is some evidence suggesting that manufacturing jobs have moved away from central counties and into suburban and rural counties.1 In addition, there is an assumption that many of these jobs now pay lower average earnings th


The Information Technology Industry In The State Of Ohio And Its Regions: 1989 To 2000, Ziona Austrian, Jill Norton Oct 2001

The Information Technology Industry In The State Of Ohio And Its Regions: 1989 To 2000, Ziona Austrian, Jill Norton

Urban Publications

This report was prepared for Ohio’s IT Alliance, a statewide network of six regional IT groups located throughout Ohio and headquartered in Dayton. The study was conducted by the Ohio Economic Development Information Network, better known as the ES202 Network. The ES202 Network is a statewide group of ten urban and rural universities that develops and maintains a database of employment, payroll, and establishments at the zip code level throughout Ohio. ES202 Network researchers are engaged in industry and labor force research that utilizes this unique database.


Notes On Public Petition, Unknown Sep 2001

Notes On Public Petition, Unknown

Ernie Bonner Collection

No abstract provided.


For Providence, Another Era Of Greatness?, Chester Smolski Sep 2001

For Providence, Another Era Of Greatness?, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Providence has come a long way from just 20 years ago when a visitor coming into the city by rail would find sprayed across the walls of the nearly empty Union Station such epithets as 'Providence is the pits' and 'Welcome to dead city.' And it was. I know because I lived there."


Private Food Assistance In A Small Metropolitan Area: Urban Resources And Rural Needs, Joseph J. Molnar, Patricia A. Duffy, Latoya Claxton, Conner Bailey Sep 2001

Private Food Assistance In A Small Metropolitan Area: Urban Resources And Rural Needs, Joseph J. Molnar, Patricia A. Duffy, Latoya Claxton, Conner Bailey

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Food banks and other private feeding programs have become an institutionalized component of the social welfare system in over 190 urban areas in the U.S. More recently, private food assistance has gained importance in rural areas as well. The density and capacity of agencies to serve the poor is higher in urban areas than in sparsely populated rural locales where distance and dispersal tend to be barriers to supplying and accessing donated food. Rural food distribution strategies thus must be qualitatively different than those in larger communities, because of the smaller-scale, more informal distributional system. Little is known about ...


Gobierno Local Y Nuevos Liderazgos, Fernando Carrión Mena Aug 2001

Gobierno Local Y Nuevos Liderazgos, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Un nuevo actor mundial se suma a los estados nacionales y al mercado mundial: las ciudades globales (Sassen, 1998). En el contexto de la globalización y de los procesos de descentralización las ciudades redefinen las funciones y adquieren mayor protagonismo (Barja, 1994). Pero también la reforma estatal, en la que se inscriben los procesos de descentralización, tiende a revalorizar los gobiernos locales.

Las economías urbanas adquieren mayar peso, el poder local se incrementa, las expresiones culturales se multiplican, y las relaciones interurbanas se intensifican por encima de las relaciones multinacionales, en un momento en que "el nuevo siglo se inicia ...


Re-Envisioning The La River: A Program Of Community And Ecological Revitalization, Robert B. Gottlieb, Andrea M. Azuma, Brooke Gaw, Amanda L. Shaffer Aug 2001

Re-Envisioning The La River: A Program Of Community And Ecological Revitalization, Robert B. Gottlieb, Andrea M. Azuma, Brooke Gaw, Amanda L. Shaffer

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Real-Time Travel Time Estimation Using Macroscopic Traffic Flow Models, Pushkin Kachroo, Kaan Ozbay, Antoine G. Hobeika Aug 2001

Real-Time Travel Time Estimation Using Macroscopic Traffic Flow Models, Pushkin Kachroo, Kaan Ozbay, Antoine G. Hobeika

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications

This paper presents the estimation of travel time on highways based on macroscopic modelling. The focus is on real-time values as compared to average or static values. The macroscopic models are used for distributed and time/space lumped settings and corresponding travel time estimation functions and algorithms are developed. The implications of these algorithms for the implementation of various incident management and traffic control strategies are also discussed.


Metroscope Technical Documentation Manual: An Integrated Transportation And Land Use Model Developed For Forecasting And Policy Analysis In The Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan Area , Metro (Or.) Jul 2001

Metroscope Technical Documentation Manual: An Integrated Transportation And Land Use Model Developed For Forecasting And Policy Analysis In The Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan Area , Metro (Or.)

Metro Collection

No abstract provided.


Ua3/9/2 Warren / Edmonson Counties I-66 Scoping Study, Wku Presiden'ts Office Jul 2001

Ua3/9/2 Warren / Edmonson Counties I-66 Scoping Study, Wku Presiden'ts Office

WKU Archives Records

Agendas, statistics, maps and other data regarding the I-66 corridor through southern Kentucky.


Rhode Island Teachers Ahead Of The Crowd, Chester Smolski Jul 2001

Rhode Island Teachers Ahead Of The Crowd, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"For teachers this is the time to enjoy the summer break to travel, stay home with their own children or just take a vacation. But for the majority there is something called professional development. Summer is the usual time when teachers go back to school to hone their skills, learn more about their subject area, work for advanced degrees or pick up some new practices for that high tech equipment sitting in the classroom. Like may other professionals who want to advance their careers and keep up with new ideas and practices, teachers also take courses during the school year ...


La Viabilidad Política De La Descentralización, Fernando Carrión Mena Jul 2001

La Viabilidad Política De La Descentralización, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Veo una gran resistencia en la descentralización, provocada por el modo de encararla, así, los actores responsables la enfocan como una descentralización del Estado, como principio y fin y no como una relación entre Estado y sociedad.

Se plantea la descentralización como un tema local y no como un tema nacional, como un tema global. Es necesario que quienes estamos de acuerdo con la descentralización tengamos un sólo proyecto para impulsarlo con visión de país, con visión de América Latina y del mundo.


A Place To Learn And A Place To Grow: School Gardens In The Los Angeles Unified School District, A Survey, Case Studies, And Policy Recommendations, Andrea Azuma, Tegan Horan, Robert Gottlieb Jul 2001

A Place To Learn And A Place To Grow: School Gardens In The Los Angeles Unified School District, A Survey, Case Studies, And Policy Recommendations, Andrea Azuma, Tegan Horan, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Tiffin, Iowa : Corridor Beautification Plan, Jim Hardcastle, Mpeti Otola, Dustin Nilsen Jul 2001

Tiffin, Iowa : Corridor Beautification Plan, Jim Hardcastle, Mpeti Otola, Dustin Nilsen

Urban & Regional Planning Final Projects

No abstract provided.


Exhuming Measure 7, Yvonne Buchanan Jul 2001

Exhuming Measure 7, Yvonne Buchanan

Metroscape

A review of Oregon's Measure 7 ballot initiative, its history, and future impacts. The measure, which was on the state ballot in 2000, was the most sweeping property rights measure ever seen in this country's history. Although the measure passed, it was later ruled unconstitutional, and was being reformulated for inclusion in the upcoming November election.


Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: Election 2000: The Geography Of Democracy, Richard A. Clucas, Peter Drakos Jul 2001

Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: Election 2000: The Geography Of Democracy, Richard A. Clucas, Peter Drakos

Metroscape

This issue of the Periodic Atlas focuses on how metroscape residents voted in the 2000 general election. We have used geographic information systems (GIS) technology to map the distribution of votes in each election precinct across the region for the presidential race and all the measures on the Oregon ballot. On the pages that follow, we present some of the more revealing results.


Las Caras En La Tierra Prometida, Carlos Blanton Jul 2001

Las Caras En La Tierra Prometida, Carlos Blanton

Metroscape

This article offers brief descriptions of just a few organizations, institutions, and individuals who, as part of the Latino explosion in Oregon of the 1990s, are helping to make Portland a more cosmopolitan and diverse city.


The Landscape: Sauvie Island, Rick Roth Jul 2001

The Landscape: Sauvie Island, Rick Roth

Metroscape

A brief overview of the geography, history and outlook for Sauvie Island, an area situated at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers that is important as a wildlife refuge, farming areas, and for recreation.


The Development Of Boston's Seaport District: Employment Opportunities And Community Strategies, O. Steven Quimby Jul 2001

The Development Of Boston's Seaport District: Employment Opportunities And Community Strategies, O. Steven Quimby

Gastón Institute Publications

The development of Boston's Seaport District will create thousands of full-time employment opportunities over the next decade. To ensure equitable access to these opportunities for Boston's communities of color, it is imperative that organizations offering employment-training programs begin to take these opportunities into account now in their training efforts. The Center for Community Economic Development (CCED) at the University of Massachusetts Boston has prepared this report, The Development of Boston's Seaport District: Employment Opportunities and Community Strategies, as a step in becoming informed about these opportunities.

This study examines employment opportunities to be created in three industries ...


Doctor Is Out: Diminishing Access To Physician Care, Craig Wollner Jul 2001

Doctor Is Out: Diminishing Access To Physician Care, Craig Wollner

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Interview with Doug Walta, M.D., regarding access to physician care in Oregon.