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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

Green Job Attraction in Pacoima

Garettballard-rosa

Gis midterm

7 february 2011


What s the problem environmental and economic inequity
What’s the Problem?Environmental and Economic Inequity

Why pacoima?

Economic analysis of the community

Environmental impacts of industrial activity


Green job attraction in pacoima

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





Industrial land use has its side effects
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
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
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)