Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Science and University Honors
Community development -- Oregon -- Portland, Neighborhoods -- Oregon -- Portland, City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Rockwood (Gresham, Or.) -- Social conditions, Rockwood (Gresham, Or.) -- Race relations
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.
Hébert, Alison, "Beyond "Rockhood" - Stigma, Diversity, and Renewal in a Suburban Portland Neighborhood" (2013). University Honors Theses. Paper 18.