This research project has been produced through the Rice University COVID-19 Research Fund, and was published in web and print in January 2021. It was originally co-designed with architect and urban designer Gabriel Vergara. For access to the print publication, please contact Amelyn Ng.

Principal Investigator
Amelyn Ng, Wortham Fellow, Rice Architecture

Community Collaborators & Acknowledgements
Center for Urban Transformation (CUT):
Zarana Sanghani
Leah Wolfthal
Elizabeth Silva
Nikki Levigne

Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation (CRC):
Deshara Goss

Graduate Assistants
Carrie Li, M.Arch, Rice Architecture
Carolyn Francis, M.Arch, Rice Architecture

Rice University Acknowledgements
COVID-19 Research Fund Oversight and Review Committee

Rice Architecture:
John Casbarian
Albert Pope
Lauren Kleinschmidt
Jeremy Cross

Designed and Edited by
Amelyn Ng, Carolyn Francis, Carrie Li

GIS Map Production
Carolyn Francis

Linco Printing, Long Island City, New York

This research study has been reviewed and approved by Rice University Institutional Review Board. If you have concerns regarding this study or questions regarding your rights as a study participant, please contact Joanna Espinosa, Compliance Administrator -IRB, at Rice University. Email: or Telephone: 713-348-3586.