The windshield survey assignment is due in Week 2. It is introduced in Week 1 to provide you with sufficient time to collect the required data. The assignment should be no more than 3 pages in length.
With the use of public transportation or by driving a vehicle around the community, you can assess the common characteristics of the community of your selected aggregate. Key observations to make during a windshield survey include the following:
• Age and condition of the homes in the community
• Location and condition of parks and other recreational areas
• Amount of space between homes and businesses
• Neighborhood hangouts
• Transportation in the community
• Quality of streets and sidewalks
• Types/numbers of stores and other businesses
• People out in the community
• Race/ethnicity
• Cleanliness of the community
• Billboards or other media displays
• Places of worship
• Availability of services—doctor, dentist, social centers, recreation centers, hospitals
In addition to the data collected in the windshield survey, include the following information about your aggregate:
• Name of the aggregate
• Geographical location and size
• Population
• A brief history
• Explain, giving at least two reasons, why you selected this particular aggregate for your Capstone project.