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Green Job Attraction in Pacoima. Garett ballard-rosa Gis midterm 7 february 2011. What’s the Problem? Environmental and Economic Inequity. Why pacoima ? Economic analysis of the community Environmental impacts of industrial activity. The Community of Pacoima.

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Green Job Attraction in Pacoima

Garettballard-rosa

Gis midterm

7 february 2011


What’s the Problem?Environmental and Economic Inequity

Why pacoima?

Economic analysis of the community

Environmental impacts of industrial activity


The Community of Pacoima

  • Estimated population of 100,000

  • 7 square miles

  • 20% of community lives below federal poverty line

  • Over half of all households earn less than $40,000 a year


Barriers to Education, Employment


Economic Analysis of Pacoima


Manufacturing is essential for local economy


Industrial Land Use has its side-effects

Polluting sites include:

300 industrial businesses

30 landfills (operating and non-operating)

Commuter airport

Heavy freight and diesel truck traffic

3 major freeways


Next Steps

Incorporate Branford Industrial cluster data into gis

Analyze findings based on spatial trends and layout

Develop policy recommendations towards green jobs attraction in pacoima


Skills Used

  • Inset Map (for Pacoima in L.A. and for project area in Pacoima)

  • Graduate Symbol (depicting number of manufacturing jobs)

  • Aggregating Attribute Fields (NumHis/TotPop * 100, NumImm/TotPop * 100, Span1st/All * 100)

  • Attribute Subset Selection (used many times, such as Pacoima by census tract, land use: industrial and residential, etc)

  • Buffer (showing schools and industrial usage)

  • Geoproecessing (Clip, Merge and Divide to create parcel area)


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