Here is summary information; for a portfolio of work including related posts, see the author link at right.
Here is an abstract of the project, and a location map below.
This Capstone attempts to determine if Earthquake resiliency can be enacted without compromising social equity goals. To find a potential solution to this answer I studied portland Oregon and asked the question, how has past resiliency policy been in conflict with equity? After determining the two clashed due to not fully integrating the other into their own respective policies, I suggest that further research should occur specifically examining the necessarily reliance of resiliency policy and equity goals on one another.
Framing and focus questions
The ENVS capstone is defined by key questions. Following our situated approach to interdisciplinary environmental research, these include a broad framing question that serves as general motivation for this capstone project, and a specific focus question that defines the project’s research agenda. The framing and focus questions for this capstone are below.
Framing question: How can earthquake resiliency be enacted without compromising equity goals?
Focus question: How has Resiliency policy been in conflict with equity in Portland Oregon?
Depending on its type, the ENVS thesis results in a variety of outcomes, including a thesis (an extended scholarly manuscript), or a variety of non-thesis outcomes. Below is information on this capstone type, with links at bottom to all outcomes.
Type of capstone: Non-thesis (alternate outcome)
Alternate outcome(s): Storymap