Please join us for our next seminar:

 Update on the CURE Camden Neighborhood Change Study

Anthony Voci

Anthony Voci

Program Coordinator,
 Camden Neighborhood Change Study

Danielle Davis

Danyelle Davis

Volunteer,
Camden Neighborhood Change Study

Natasha Tursi,

Associate Director, CURE
Project Director, Camden Neighborhood Change Study

 

 There are major new investments in different Camden neighborhoods such as the new Kroc Community Center in Cramer Hill.  Such resources could have major spillover effects on housing conditions and neighborhood integrity in affected areas.  In order for community researchers to understand the scope and magnitude of these effects, it is essential to develop baseline data on current neighborhood conditions and to build a longitudinal database.  

Our study seeks to:

  • Document housing conditions on a parcel-by-parcel basis in neighborhoods in Camden City that have received or will receive major resources, including vacancy status, graffiti, trash, physical decay, etc.;
  • Photograph each parcel;
  • Make the data and photographs available to researchers and the general public through and interactive, online map;
  • Update the data and photographs annually, to document the changes and trends in housing and neighborhood conditions;
  • Involve the community in data collection, present data annually to community residents and city stakeholders;
  • Based on the observed trends and changes, recommend policies and strategies for neighborhood transformation, especially preserving and sustaining affordable housing.

We have already demonstrated the feasibility of the project by pilot testing our data and photograph collection procedures in a 3 block area of Cramer Hill.  A prototype interactive web site is accessible here:

http://cure-cncs.camden.rutgers.edu/

With generous funding by the FAS-Dean Lindenmeyer, we have been collecting baseline data and photographs for the rest of Cramer Hill to further develop the web site and improve its functionality.  

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