Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2018-2019 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with Ramsey County. Ramsey County knows little about social vulnerabilities to emergencies among many demographic groups in the community that would potentially reduce their resiliency in the face of natural and human-created disasters. Ramsey County project lead Karma Kumlin-Diers worked with a team of students in GEOG 5564: Urban Geographic Information Science and Analysis, taught by Dr. Ying Song, to identify vulnerability indicators and use them to create a Social Vulnerability Index, showing areas of high and moderate social vulnerability, to identify concentrations of people at the highest risk. The students' final report, presentation, and a poster summarizing the project are available.
Report, presentation, and poster completed by students enrolled in GEOG 5564: Urban Geographic Information Science and Analysis, taught by Dr. Ying Song in spring 2019.
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 community 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.
Worman, Emily; Chan, Pak Ming; Morgan-Knox, Madelline.
Mapping Social Vulnerability.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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