Research and Reports
Tucson's Opportunity Index
The Opportunity Mapping Project is one of SWFHC's ongoing projects that uses GIS mapping to understand and visualize “opportunity” as it relates to segregated housing patterns within metropolitan areas.
We define opportunity as having access to the following: quality schools, decent-paying jobs, healthcare, adequate housing, and a variety of transit options.
The project illustrates where opportunity-rich and opportunity-poor communities exist within Tucson. Moreover, the project aims to start conversations among public policy makers, urban planners ,and community members about increasing opportunity throughout the city, but especially within lower-opportunity areas.
Through collaborations with the University of Arizona's Departments of GIST, Urban Planning, and Public Health, SWFHC is able to bring hard data and statistics to bear on this very important issue--creating more integrated and opportunity-rich communities within Arizona.
To check out our interactive map which includes videos from select members of Tucson's Ward 3 community, click here.
For more information on the Opportunity Index more generally, see the following:
- Tucson's Opportunity Index (Draft Report)
- Map-Education Opportunities in Tucson
- Map-Where do White populations live?
- Map-Where to Hispanic populations live?
- Map-Tucson's Ward 3
- Map-Overall Opportunity in Tucson