Project Contact

Tiernan Martin

Communities of Opportunity

Futurewise is working with Communities of Opportunity, an initiative founded by King County and the Seattle Foundation to improve health and well-being in ethnically and geographically diverse communities throughout King County.

While the Communities of Opportunity encompasses a broad spectrum of programs and projects, Futurewise is partnering with Puget Sound Sage and King County Public Health on an effort to measure displacement in three south county communities: Rainier Beach, White Center, and Seatac-Tukwila. 

The measurement process will be based on a method developed by the City of Portland and researcher Lisa Bates, PhD, and will sketch a rough picture of the displacement process at the neighborhood scale, while providing insight into possible displacement mitigation strategies and opportunities for deeper analyses tailored to the conditions observed in each neighborhood.

More information on the broader COO project can be found here.