Las Colinas Jail Expansion approved in Santee, Ca

submitted by: jtran

Key Terms: environmental justice, land use planning, Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility of Santee, NIMBY, Prison industrial complex

A San Diego Ethnic Business Cluster: A Case Study of the Proposed Little Saigon on El Cajon Boulevard

submitted by: tnguyen

A research project analyzing ethnic enclaves and their ability to become an ethnic business cluster, specifically a proposed Little Saigon in San Diego.

Scrap tires in San Bernardo

submitted by: gmoreira
In this research I discovered two major findings. The first has to do with the level of impact tires have on the structural environment. I found that tires are good to use for structural support of walls, however, they have to be very sturdy in order to hold when there are landslides or it rains. Therefore, since it rains a lot in TJ, using tires as support for walls is not very safe. Typically researchers view tires as polluting the environment. I found that tires do not pollute the...

Swept Under the Rug; Assessing the Questionable Site Selection of Affordable Housing

submitted by: dhecklau

Current research on affordable housing presents the benefits of selecting sites in areas of high opportunity, specifically intimating that affordable housing has significantly more utility when located in proximity to employment, services, and the cultural and recreational accoutrement of the community. This has a deleterious effect on the affordable housing in Poway, California and raises legitimate concerns.

The Correlation between Traffic Management System Implementation and Community Demographics.

submitted by: Benario

This study outlines and examines the location and the placement of traffic management systems, specifically “Red-light Cameras” within the San Diego region in relation to racial, ethnic, and socio economic demographics. Current research on such traffic management systems suggest that cities may enact systems simply for their financial incentives, targeting communities that contain the most profitable demographics.

Examining 'Food Culture' for Grassroots Mobilization

submitted by: rlee

My postercast provides an overview of my thesis on the food culture of City Heights, which includes the purpose of my research, findings/analysis, and an explanation to how the knowledge that is gathered from my thesis could contribute to grassroots mobilization.