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Parks Classification & Equity Analysis in Portland Region

Authors: Max Woodbury*, Oregon Metro, Joe Gordon, Oregon Metro
Topics: Regional Geography, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Ethnicity and Race
Keywords: Parks, Equity
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/8/2020
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 4:35 PM
Room: Virtual Track 3
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In November of 2019, voters across greater Portland approved a renewal of Metro’s parks and nature bond measure, which will raise $475 million to protect clean water, restore fish and wildlife habitat, and provide opportunities for people to enjoy nature close to home. Because an important component of the bond measure is to prioritize racial equity, the Research Center was asked to perform a multi-dimensional classification and equity analysis of the Metro regional park system. The project intention was to provide a reference tool to assist in the decision-making for the future funding of various parks and nature bond measure projects.

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