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.

The Faith Sector

submitted by: eu2nicexd

This research compares faith-based and non faith-based community organizing in City Heights.

Identifying Environmental Injustice through Topics of Tribal Sovereignty and Land Use Politics

submitted by: aplotina

In this research, I analyzed environmental justice issues in San Diego County with a specific focus on Native American Reservations. I did case studies of the Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Campo Band of Mission Indians. I looked at their experiences with their sovereignty with regards to environmental issues and their socioeconomic status.