Title of Poster / Presentation

Green Ring Wayfinding Map

Location

Portland State University

Start Date

7-5-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

7-5-2019 1:00 PM

Subjects

Lents (Portland Or.), Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Portland, City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Urban community development -- Oregon -- Portland

Abstract

Lents is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Portland, with a higher percentage of Latinos and Asians than the average city demographics. The neighbors are either long-term homeowners, people displaced from North Portland due to the gentrification, and new residents seeking economic development areas with an affordable price. The Green Ring Wayfinding Map is a community place-making project that improves neighborhood safety, accessibility, and enjoyment through conversations and collaboration across Lents diversity and geography. After three years of focus groups and surveys with the Lents residents, a Green Ring Wayfinding Map is being created to praise the values, branding, and design of the neighborhood. Using the Story Maps platform, from ESRI, we indicated the points of interest and frequent routes within the Green Ring. A partnership between Green Lents and Portland State University brought the Green Ring to life with students and neighbors engaging in leadership actions to advocate for social and environmental justice. So far, fours classes from Portland State University aided in the research capacity, working on a storytelling project and tracking the accessibility of the routes. The project outcomes have benefit students, institutions, and the population of Lents. The students worked in a real case scenario, improving their capacity to solve problems and to adapt to the availability of resources. ISS connected the students, professors, and Green Lents. The people of Lents were heard through the storytelling project and the final Wayfinding Map will aid their accessibility on the neighborhood. Green Lents projects were supported by the community-based learning method, reducing the expenses with time and workforce.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28953

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Green Ring Wayfinding Map

Portland State University

Lents is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Portland, with a higher percentage of Latinos and Asians than the average city demographics. The neighbors are either long-term homeowners, people displaced from North Portland due to the gentrification, and new residents seeking economic development areas with an affordable price. The Green Ring Wayfinding Map is a community place-making project that improves neighborhood safety, accessibility, and enjoyment through conversations and collaboration across Lents diversity and geography. After three years of focus groups and surveys with the Lents residents, a Green Ring Wayfinding Map is being created to praise the values, branding, and design of the neighborhood. Using the Story Maps platform, from ESRI, we indicated the points of interest and frequent routes within the Green Ring. A partnership between Green Lents and Portland State University brought the Green Ring to life with students and neighbors engaging in leadership actions to advocate for social and environmental justice. So far, fours classes from Portland State University aided in the research capacity, working on a storytelling project and tracking the accessibility of the routes. The project outcomes have benefit students, institutions, and the population of Lents. The students worked in a real case scenario, improving their capacity to solve problems and to adapt to the availability of resources. ISS connected the students, professors, and Green Lents. The people of Lents were heard through the storytelling project and the final Wayfinding Map will aid their accessibility on the neighborhood. Green Lents projects were supported by the community-based learning method, reducing the expenses with time and workforce.