Age-Friendly Housing Assessment

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In 2009, King County's Aging and Disability Services (ADS), released the report Quiet Crisis: Age Wave Maxes Out Affordable Housing, King County 2008-2025 (pdf). The report indicated that the need for age-friendly housing has outpaced the available stock of affordable housing in King County and is likely to rise over time. In order to address this… » More ...

Yakima Equity Study Analysis

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In 2016, the City of Yakima began a process to address the equitable distribution of city resources. To initiate this process, the city compiled data from a variety of sources and visualized it into an interactive GIS (Graphic Information System) program. The result, called the Equity Study allows users to review that data across the City of Yakima’s seven council districts. » More ...

Promoting Urban Food, Energy and Water Resource Resilience via the Regional Food System

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Urban areas are major consumers of food, energy, and water (FEW). While the water and energy generally originate within an immediate geographic region, the food may be sourced globally. The Washington State University Metro Food Energy Water Seed Grant Research Team seeks to understand how food, energy, and water are interdependent in the context of… » More ...