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This project is the outcome of a collaboration between SCAD's Graphic Design department and The Housing Authority of Savannah. The Housing Author… Read More
This project is the outcome of a collaboration between SCAD's Graphic Design department and The Housing Authority of Savannah. The Housing Authority contacted SCAD to assist them in the visualization and problem solving of 10 "Guiding Principles for a Neighborhood by Design" within an area called the East Savannah Gateway. Some of these categories include Access to Recreation and Open Spaces, Access to Medical Services, and lastly, my category, Access to Healthy Foods. Read Less
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The Fresh Express

The Problem: Solve the East Savannah Gateway's lack of healthy, accessable food.
 
I was responsible for researching the current food situation, in terms of health and accessibility. Most of the area within the East Savannah Gateway can be described as a food desert, which is an area with little or no access to healthy and affordable food. There are no grocery stores within the area. There are a small handful of take-out restaurants, convenience stores, and other food sources, very few which can be considered "healthy".
The Solution: Design a food truck that acts as a mobile farmer's market.
 
The idea of using a food truck would solve the community's problem of inaccessibility to healthy and fresh produce. Instead of traveling to a source of food, the source of food comes right to them. This is an important quality as the East Savannah Gateway is a large span of land and there are also issues with access to public transportation.