From Development to Implementation of Social Equity Metrics and Scenarios for Sustainable Communities Strategies in the San Joaquin Valley

The proposed project seeks to: (1) refine for use in the San Joaquin Valley a set of existing social equity analysis tools applicable to sustainable regional development policy and planning that have been developed in the Bay Area and Sacramento regions; (2) apply these tools to inform social equity and health scenario development for use in regional planning related to SB 375 (Sustainable Communities Strategies/Metropolitan Transportation Plans) by Councils of Governments (COGs) and community advocates in the San Joaquin Valley; and (3) conduct a formative assessment of the scenario development and tool application process. These tools, including a Social Vulnerability Index, an Opportunity Index, a Jobs-Housing fit analysis, a Cumulative Environmental Hazard Index and a Transportation Equity Index, have been developed and applied in SB 375-related planning in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area regions. Equity advocates in the San Joaquin Valley have requested assistance from University of California, Davis to work collaboratively with them and with the COGs in the region to apply these tools and develop equity scenarios for the region's Sustainable Communities Strategies/Metropolitan Transportation Plans.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $65000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of California, Davis

      Institute of Transportation Studies
      Davis, CA  United States  95616
    • Principal Investigators:

      Niemeier, Debbie

      Benner, Chris

      London, Jonathan

    • Start Date: 20120801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33494

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01471039
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of California Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 7868
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 31 2013 1:01AM