When: September 10, 12 – 1pm
Where: Portland Building Auditorium
What: Presentation and discussion on the newly released Regional Equity Atlas 2.0
Mara Gross and Scotty Ellis, Coalition for a Livable Future
Using maps, policy analysis, community based research, and other tools, Coalition for a Livable Future’s Regional Equity Atlas project assesses how well different populations across the four-county Portland-Vancouver metro region can access key resources necessary for meeting their basic needs and advancing their health and well-being. By illuminating the region’s geography of opportunity, the Regional Equity Atlas is a powerful tool for promoting greater regional equity. It can be used to inform a wide range of planning, policy, and investment decisions, such as where to locate new housing, transit, parks, services, infrastructure, and other amenities, and where to most effectively target public and private investments.
This lunch and learn event will provide an overview of the Regional Equity Atlas project, a demonstration of the web-based mapping tool, and a summary of key maps and findings. Attendees will leave the event with a better grasp of the Regional Equity Atlas project, knowledge of the capabilities of the on-line mapping tool, and an understanding of how the on-line tool can be utilized to support their everyday work. The event will also provide attendees with the opportunity to sign-up for more advanced trainings on the on-line mapping tool.
For more information on the Equity Atlas project, please visit www.equityatlas.org.
Mara Gross, Executive Director, Coalition for a Livable Future
Mara has more than a decade of political and social policy experience, and has practiced law in the nonprofit, government and private sectors. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Mara was CLF's Policy Director and focused on multi-sector advocacy, coalition building, program development, and regional transportation policy. Other experience includes working for the Oregon Senate Majority Leader and on justice-focused campaigns. Mara is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, and Wellesley College.
Scotty Ellis, Outreach Coordinator, Coalition for a Livable Future
Through his background in both community planning and public health, Scotty has developed expertise in public participation and health advocacy. Over the past three years, Scotty has collaborated with several agencies and organizations on public engagement efforts that have focused on issues of equity, health, and planning. He has also worked with the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Public Health Institute in statewide and national efforts to expand the incorporation of health considerations into all levels of policy. Scotty is a graduate of Portland State University’s School of Community Health and School of Urban and Regional Studies as well as the University of San Francisco.