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Introduction:Tacoma’s hilltop community has a rich history of community cohesion and social capital with several groups and councils involved in sustaining neighborhood viability. The area itself is a Mecca for cultural activity with various members of different ethnic, social and economic classes. After meeting with community council members and neighborhood leaders it was clear they have unique nodes, districts and landmarks that represent cohesion and residential fondness. Therefore the purpose of this project is to illustrate what residents of the neighborhood identify as community values and assets. This type of “counter mapping” is designed to high positive aspects of the community based on their general perception.
Holmes, Claude, "Counter Mapping Tacoma’s Hilltop: Illustrations of Identified Community Values and Assets" (2008). GIS Certificate Projects. 5.