An Assessment of People, Place and Business on Syracuse’s Near Northside

Project Summary

In spring 2013, students enrolled in the Community Geography course partnered with the Northside Urban Partnership to map the people and businesses of the Near Northside. Northside UP, a community development initiative aimed at improving the quality of life for people and businesses in Syracuse’s Northside neighborhoods, wanted to use GIS to visualize the demographic and socioeconomic makeup of the Near Northside and the scope of Northside UP’s programmatic impact. In addition, they wanted a map that they could use to promote the northside’s unique shops, restaurants and services.