Event Title

The Physical Environment:Resources For or Impediments to Social Sustainability

Presenter Information

Ever Clinton

Mentor 1

Brian K. Schermer

Location

Union 280

Start Date

27-4-2018 12:20 PM

Description

As one of the 3 pillars of sustainability, Social Sustainability has not been a focal point of many scholarly discourses until the late 1960’s. Social Sustainability is “the continuing ability of a city to function in a long-term, viable setting for human interaction, communication and cultural development” (Yiftachel O, Hedgcock D, 1993). This continuous process is now surfacing through diverse professions, but has been alive and kicking within neighborhoods, especially in communities suffering from persistent economic disparities. The intent of this research is to address the role of the physical environment in fostering Social Sustainability within the Washington Park Neighborhood, located on the Northwest Side of Milwaukee, WI. Through ethnographical methods, this piece explores how one understands and acts upon social sustainability through the Community Capital Framework, Jobs to be Done, and the integrational taxonomy of the Integrated Network of Social Sustainability. This research is essential because it introduces a more sufficient way to design and plan for those within economically disadvantaged neighborhoods; this continuous process is constantly in motion.

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Apr 27th, 12:20 PM

The Physical Environment:Resources For or Impediments to Social Sustainability

Union 280

As one of the 3 pillars of sustainability, Social Sustainability has not been a focal point of many scholarly discourses until the late 1960’s. Social Sustainability is “the continuing ability of a city to function in a long-term, viable setting for human interaction, communication and cultural development” (Yiftachel O, Hedgcock D, 1993). This continuous process is now surfacing through diverse professions, but has been alive and kicking within neighborhoods, especially in communities suffering from persistent economic disparities. The intent of this research is to address the role of the physical environment in fostering Social Sustainability within the Washington Park Neighborhood, located on the Northwest Side of Milwaukee, WI. Through ethnographical methods, this piece explores how one understands and acts upon social sustainability through the Community Capital Framework, Jobs to be Done, and the integrational taxonomy of the Integrated Network of Social Sustainability. This research is essential because it introduces a more sufficient way to design and plan for those within economically disadvantaged neighborhoods; this continuous process is constantly in motion.