The qualitative research component of our project consisted of 22 semi-structured interviews with San Francisco residents. All the San Franciscans we interviewed were current residents of the city and had lived in the city for a minimum of one year, with the exception of one participant who was not a current San Francisco resident, but who had lived in different sections of San Francisco over the course of several years. Most of the interviews centered on mental map drawing activities, with respondents' maps used as a primary interview prompt. Respondents were asked to draw a map or picture of their neighborhood and of the city that showed how they saw those spaces. As a supplement to the interviews, we also collected sketch maps from people of their neighborhoods and of the city in bars, coffee shops, and libraries in different parts of San Francisco. Here is a selection of the maps that were sketched for us.

Sketch Maps of San Francisco

alex, sunset, f, asian, japanese,
b1951, lifelong resident

brittany, bayview, f, white, dutch,
b1968

jerrold, lower haight, m, white, norwegian,
b1982, 5 yrs in sf

karen, f
visiting from out of town

tom, soma, m, asian, chinese,
b1985, 3.5 yrs in sf

andre, sunset, m, white, argentinian,
b1990

dan, nopa, m, white,
b1981, in current neighborhood for 4 years

katie, cole valley, f, filipina,
b1982

mary, mission, f, white, german,
b1981, 7 yrs in sf

brenda, glen park, f, white, italian,
b1941, lifelong resident

ji-yoon, richmond, f, asian, korean,
b1973, 16 yrs in sf

katrina, marina, f, white, finnish,
b1984

max, potrero hill, m, white, cajun-french,
b1951, in sf over 20 years

veronica, f, black/african-american,
b.1965, 23 yrs in sf

Sketch Maps of Neighborhoods

alex, sunset, f, asian, japanese,
b1951, lifelong resident

brittany, bayview, f, white, dutch,
b1968

jerrold, lower haight, m, white, norwegian,
b1982, 5 yrs in sf

katrina, marina, f, white, finnish,
b1984

max, potrero hill, m, white, cajun-french,
b1951, over 20 yrs in sf

anna & ray bayview, f/m, african-american,
anna b. 1974/ ray b. 1961, lifelong residents

dan, nopa, m, white, b1981, in current neighborhood for 4 years

ji-yoon, richmond, f, asian, korean, b1973, 16 yrs in sf

petr previously in nopa, m, white, dutch,
b1978, 8.5 yrs in sf

tom, soma, m, asian, chinese,
b1985, 3.5 yrs in sf

brenda, glen park, f, white, italian, b1941, lifelong resident

edward, nob hill, m, white, persian/iranian,
b1981

katie, cole valley, f, filipina,
b1982

mary, mission, f, white, german, b1981, 7 yrs in sf

veronica, f, black/african-american,
b.1965, 23 yrs in sf