ESLARP East St. Louis Action Research Project
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Planning

Emerson Park Neighborhood Improvement Plan

Project report for UP374/394, Fall 1990
  1. I. INTRODUCTION
    1. A. ORIGINS OF THE EMERSON PARK ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT
    2. B. DESCRIPTION OF THE EMERSON PARK ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT
    3. C. DEVELOPING THE EMERSON PARK ACTION RESEARCH PLAN
    4. D. DESCRIPTION OF THE EMERSON PARK NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY
  2. II. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    1. A. CHOICE OF RESEARCH METHOD
  3. B. DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH METHODS
  4. 1. Historical Research
      1. 2. Population and Housing Research
      2. 3. Physical and Environmental Data
      3. 4. Community Perceptions of Emerson Park
        1. Table 2.1
    1. C. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
  5. III. POPULATION AND HOUSING IN EMERSON PARK
    1. A. INTRODUCTION
    2. B. NEIGHBORHOOD LEVEL DATA
      1. 1. Total Population trends
        1. Table 3.1
        2. Table 3.2
      2. 2. Population by Race
        1. Table 3.3
        2. Table 3.4
      3. 3. Population by Age
        1. Table 3.5
        2. Table 3.6
        3. Table 3.7
        4. Table 3.8
      4. 4. Occupied Dwelling Units
        1. Table 3.9
        2. Table 3.10
      5. 5. Owner-occupied Units
        1. Table 3.11
        2. Table 3.12
      6. 6. Crowding in Housing
        1. Table 3.13
    3. C. TRACT LEVEL DATA
      1. 1. Median Income
        1. Table 3.14
      2. 2. Families Living Below the Poverty Level
        1. Table 3.15
      3. 3. Female Headed Households
        1. Table 3.17
      4. 4. Unemployment
        1. Table 3.18
    4. D. CONCLUSIONS
  6. IV. PHYSICAL CONDITIONS IN EMERSON PARK
    1. A. INTRODUCTION
    2. B. LAND USE DATA
        1. Table 4.1
    3. C. OCCUPANCY DATA
        1. Table 4.3
    4. D. BUILDING CONDITIONS DATA
        1. Table 4.4
    5. E. SITE CONDITIONS DATA
        1. Table 4.5
    6. F. STREET CONDITIONS DATA
    7. G. LOCAL OWNERSHIP PATTERNS
        1. Table 4.6
    8. H. OTHER PHYSICAL DATA
    9. I. CONCLUSIONS
  7. V. PERCEPTIONS OF THE EMERSON PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
    1. A. INTRODUCTION
      1. 1. Objectives of the Institutional and Community Leader Interviews:
      2. 2. Objectives of the Resident Interviews:
    2. B. CONDUCTING THE SURVEYS
      1. 1. Institutional and Community Leaders
    3. C. RESULTS OF THE SURVEYS
      1. 1.General Impressions of the Emerson Park Neighborhood
      2. 2. Housing Conditions and Credit Availability
        1. Table 5.1
        2. Table 5.2
      3. 3. Infrastructure
        1. Table 5.3
        2. Table 5.4
      4. 4. Municipal Services
        1. Table 5.5
        2. Table 5.6
      5. 5. Education
        1. Table 5.7
        2. Table 5.8
      6. 6. Social Services
        1. Table 5.9
        2. Table 5.10
      7. 7. Utilities and Local Shopping
        1. Table 5.11
        2. Table 5.12
      8. 8. Unemployment
      9. 9. Neighborhood Organizations/Objectives of a Neighborhood Plan
      10. 10. Obstacles to Achieving the Goals of the Plan
      11. 11. Leading Organizations and Resident Involvement
    VI. NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION
    1. A. DESCRIPTION
    2. B. OBJECTIVES
    3. C. ACTIVITIES
    4. D. RESOURCES
  8. VII. HOUSING REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT
    1. A. DESCRIPTION
    2. B. OBJECTIVES
    3. C. ACTIVITIES
    4. D. RESOURCES
  9. VIII. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
    1. A. DESCRIPTION
    2. B. OBJECTIVES
    3. C. ACTIVITIES
    4. D. RESOURCES
  10. IX. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOB GENERATION
    1. A. DESCRIPTION
    2. B. OBJECTIVES
    3. C. ACTIVITIES
    4. D. RESOURCES
  11. X. COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
    1. A. DESCRIPTION
    2. B. OBJECTIVES
    3. C. ACTIVITIES
    4. D. RESOURCES
  12. XI. THE FIRST YEAR ACTION PLAN
    1. A. THE FOCUS OF THE FIRST YEAR
    2. B.. SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
      1. 1. Organization Building
      2. 2. Beautification
      3. 3. Public Safety
  13. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  14. LAND USE SURVEY
  15. STREET CONDITIONS SURVEY
  16. INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERS SURVEY
  17. RESIDENT SURVEY



Document author(s) : Adebayo A. Adanri, Kenneth R. Braunfeld, Mary Katherine Henning, Joseph E. Hooker, Nicholas Kalogeresis, Richard F. Koenig, Robbert E. McKay, Kathryn A. Pearson, Wendell M. Stills, Karen L. Stonehouse

Document editor(s): Mary Katherine Henning, Joseph E. Hooker, Richard F. Koenig, Kenneth M. Reardon, Ph. D.

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Last modified: May, 1991


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