Sentinel City Community Windshield Survey Essay

1811 Words Sep 28th, 2016 8 Pages
Sentinel City Community Windshield Survey
H’Linh Kay
American Sentinel University

Sentinel City Community Windshield Survey
A community is defined as a group of people who live in the same area, where they interact with each other and share common interests, beliefs, needs, resources, and environment (Harkness, & DeMarco, 2016, p. 189). The windshield survey is a personal collection of observed data while walking or driving a car or using public transportation in the community. The purpose of this assignment is to complete a virtual experience of Sentinel City. During a tour, the primary focus will assess the core of Sentinel City community environment through windshield survey method, which identifies the community dynamics
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There are adults and teenagers walking along the sidewalks and socializing in the outdoor eating areas. Traveling further into the area, some buildings’ outer walls have graffiti. Toward downtown, the roads show sign of age and ware with some cracks that need repair. There are some trash bags outside of the older buildings with dumpsters close by the main road.
Just outside of Casper Park District, the bus continues toward Industrial Heights neighborhood, which has 38,855 population and predominately 46.8% Latino and 13.1 % African American with average household income of $24,672. The community consist of old buildings and there are more graffiti on outer walls. There are adults and teenagers walking along the street, where some appears to be heading toward an old “Grocery Store” or “Downtown Store”. Throughout the area, the roads are dirty with cracks and debris. There are many trash bags outside the building or dumpsters, and close to the sidewalks. On West Main Street, there are many children in playground within the Industrial Heights Elementary school. A police officer walks the students from the bus drop-offs toward the school. Further out of the school area on Elm Street, there is a broken car on the roadside, another vehicle burning and a firetruck heading toward it. A police patrol car is on Stephens…

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