Using GIS to Evaluate Access to Healtful Food Resources in San Jose
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Maryam Sanieian
Evaluates the prevalence of healthful food resources in San Jose, Ca. It uses Network Analyst and Spatial Analyst and visualizes spatial relation between demographic and location based data. The city of San Jose’s planning regulation has not focused on retail and it lacks large acreages of household serving land uses that provide daily services related to food.This research suggests zoning and financial incentives to increase food choices in vulnerable areas.