Date of Award

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Social Science

First Advisor

Matthew Carlson

Subjects

Community development -- Oregon -- Portland, Neighborhoods -- Oregon -- Portland, City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Rockwood (Gresham, Or.) -- Social conditions, Rockwood (Gresham, Or.) -- Race relations

DOI

10.15760/honors.21

Abstract

This study examines the reasons for the high levels of perceived disorder in on suburban Portland neighborhood. It examines Census data, crime data, and media covered of the Rockwood neighborhood. Rockwood, increasingly diverse in recent years, suffers from developmental neglect, with much of the neighborhood a food desert. Despite its reputation and high population density, the neighborhood does not have a major crime problem, and given Portland's complicated racial history and the gentrification in the city, this study concludes that the reason for Rockwood's bad neighborhood reputation is racially motivated.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in University Honors and Social Science.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10237

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