Welcome to the Regional Equity Atlas Project
The Regional Equity Atlas is an ambitious project to support a stronger, more prosperous region. Using maps, policy analysis, community based research, and other tools, the Atlas assesses how well different populations across the four-county Portland 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 Atlas is a powerful tool for promoting greater regional equity.
CLF’s goal for the Atlas project is to provide high quality data and analysis that will support changes in policy, planning, and investment decisions. The Atlas maps can help to inform a wide range of planning and policy 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.
We anticipate that Atlas 2.0, including maps, the online tool, and an analysis of findings, will be available by the middle of 2013.