Data Collection & Analysis
Data collected and released annually to represent youth experience, perception, and utilization of urban neighborhoods.
Each academic year, AMP Centers collect and analyze data that represent youth experience, perceptions, and utilization of neighborhood space. Data are produced during participatory mapping workshops facilitated by Community Mappers. At workshops, middle and high-school youth are guided through a series of questions that are answered by drawing on a blank map. At least 75% of middle-and high-school students from each catchment area are represented by these data.
Sketch maps produced at workshops are analyzed using GIS by each school’s Community Mapping Team to generate a series of maps that represent the everyday lives of youth.
Data are publicly available in raw form or via reports on the project website. Data and reports are intended to inform local placemaking initiatives that aim to improve the livability of Tacoma neighborhoods.