Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2016-2017 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Brooklyn Park. Based on a series of focus groups with residents who live along the Zane Ave corridor in Brooklyn Park that were intended to assess barriers to healthy living, the City learned that lack of access to healthy food was a challenge for many residents. The goal of this project was to determine the types of barriers these and other residents face in accessing healthy, culturally appropriate food. City of Brooklyn Park project lead John Nerge worked with two students in Geoff Maas’s PA 5271 course to determine the location of food outlets along the corridor, and assessed potential transportation and other barriers to accessing those outlets. The final report is available.
Report completed by students enrolled in PA 5271: GIS Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis, taught by Geoff Maas in fall 2016.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Loots, Natalie; Oh, Yun Taek.
Assessing Access to Healthy Food in Brooklyn Park.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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