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Southern California Partners coming together for Transportation Equity

Is Southern California getting closer to developing a policy definition for social equity in transportation investments? We think so. In last month, over 100 people attended our… 265 more words

Transportation Finance

Save the Date: September 9th and be a part of our next partner meeting

Investing in Place uses a workplan model that supports convenings and collaborating with leaders throughout the region, producing policy recommendations and disseminating information with intent to increase transparency, discussion and inclusiveness among all stakeholders.  389 more words

Research

Los Angeles Times Reporting: Making the case of increasing investments in walkable communities

This week the Los Angeles Times ran a front page story on the most dangerous intersections for those traveling on foot in Los Angeles.  In an effort to move multi-modal transportation policies and investments into a data-based and prioritization framework at Metro, this coverage and data analysis comes at a crucial time for policymakers. 479 more words

Transportation Finance

June 16th Investing in Place Meeting Recap

Investing in Place is excited to work with partners across Los Angeles County to develop a policy definition and research best practices for prioritizing investments based on social equity and public health criteria. 753 more words

Transportation Finance

Metro planning efforts for low income communities, seniors and individuals with disabilities

Metro is currently undergoing a planning process for improving mobility for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low income communities.  A strategic plan has been developed to guide the implementation of the Federal Transit Authority Section 5310 funds which amounts to $6.9M annually for three Los Angeles County urbanized areas. 119 more words

Transportation Finance

Inequity in Australia-A National Divide

Whilst it comes as no surprise, the latest ACOSS report confirms the rich are getting richer as the poor are getting poorer.  The report; Inequity in Australia-A National Divide… 252 more words

Politics

The role of identity and power in a just, sustainable future

Given that U.S. media outlets are teeming with stories about Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who has been using blackface and a fabricated past to advance her career, it seemed appropriate that I use this space to reflect on some fundamental concepts that have been alluded to but not strongly articulated by the… 884 more words

Sustainability