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Maps Project with San Jose State University

Maps Project with San Jose State University

Studying the local food system led us to wonder: how far food travels to reach a farmers’ market? We were fortunate to team-up with a talented group of students at San Jose State University (SJSU) that volunteered to map the origins of fresh food sold at farmers’ markets in San Mateo County. The research team used information provided on the the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association  website. They found that 22 vendors were located within 50 miles of San Mateo County, 49 vendors were within100 miles, and 33 vendors were located over 100 miles from the county, traveling from as far as East Los Angeles.

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SSMC collaborated with Rick Kos, Instructor of the advanced GIS class within the Urban and Regional Planning Program, to gather a dedicated team of students to create maps focused on indicator topics. Each student produced maps that visually convey data on sustainability in San Mateo County.

Regional Housing Allocation Need (RHNA) Goals by Nikki Diaz
GHG Emissions by City or Town by Peter Rice
Homeless Students by District by Anthony Serna
Commute Times and Income by Otto Melara

Regional Housing Allocation Need (RHNA) Goal Maps

by Nikki Diaz
RHNA-InnovativeProjects

RHNA-TotalProgress 2014-2023

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GHG Emissions by City or Town

by Peter Rice

GHG_Emissions GHG_ChangeEmissions

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Homeless Students by District

by Anthony Serna

Homeless Student Map

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Commute Times and Income

by Otto Melara

Income and Commute Time

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From the 2017 Indicators Report

In 2015 in San Mateo County, 68% of commuters drove alone to work, 11% used public transit, 10% carpooled and 3% walked. 5% of residents now work from home.

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