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GISc receives Habitat for Humanity funding – breaking news

Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2012 by UNCG Research.

Breaking News

Rick Bunch, Geography Professor and Director, Center for Geographic Information Science

UNCG Research congratulates Dr. Rick Bunch, Director of the Center for Geographic Information Science, on his grant from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro.  The “Guilford County Neighborhood and Community Assessment and Mapping” project received $2,239 in funding.

The project uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create a snapshot of the Eastside Park neighborhood and surrounding areas. A key component of the project is to examine the proximity of crime locations to the neighborhood’s Habitat homes.

Habitat Greensboro builds quality, affordable homes and thriving neighborhoods where families can pursue better lives. Since its inception in 1987, Habitat Greensboro has expanded to almost 6,000 volunteers and 30 staff who build, renovate, and repair 30 to 35 homes a year.

In the East Side Park neighborhood, Habitat Greensboro has contributed to the construction of a community garden and the Eastside Park Community Center.  The Center houses an afterschool tutoring program, programs for seniors, a computer lab, and more. Dr. Bunch’s research will help further Habitat Greensboro’s efforts in this area.