Manuals and Metrics
A. Equitable Growth Framework Manual
Building on the Built City Equity Atlas developed in Phase 1 of the Comprehensive Plan effort, a methodology for measuring access, environmental justice and equity has been developed to help identify areas where residents and businesses may not have access to daily needs, choices for housing, a diversity of employment, or safe and healthy environments. The Equity Metrics described and mapped herein were used to 1) inform the development of Goals and supporting Policies, Projects and Programs in the Comprehensive Plan; 2) to identify priorities for Community Planning Areas for subsequent mapping and planning efforts within sub-geographies throughout the community; and 3) to assess and track progress towards becoming a more equitable, fair and just city over the next 20 years.
Each of the four Equity Metrics comprises a series of relevant indicators and is compared to data that helps us understand where populations that are vulnerable to displacement are concentrated (Populations Vulnerable to Displacement Overlay). The four Equity Metrics described in greater detail after an explanation of the Populations Vulnerable to Displacement Overlay include: Access to Essential Amenities, Goods and Services; Access to Housing Opportunities; Access to Employment Opportunities; and Environmental Justice.
Note: The Equity Metrics are based upon the most accurate and up-to-date data available at the time of the Plan drafting. For future efforts, and during the implementation of the Equity Metrics, the data sets will be updated and the accuracy improved as feasible.