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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

Prioritizing areas of opportunity in Los Angeles County with transportation policies and investments

Los Angeles County has the widest quality of life disparities in California (LA Time 1/22/15). In the region 75% of the transit trips are done on buses, where the household income of the person riding the bus is a little over $16,000 (2013 Metro ridership survey). 614 more words

Transportation Finance

June 16th meeting: Social Equity and Public Health in Los Angeles County Transportation - developing a policy definition

Join partners on June 16th from 10am – 11:30 at the California Endowment offices in downtown Los Angeles to discuss data sets, priorities and key issues that are critical to developing policy definitions of social equity and public health in transportation investments. 219 more words

Transportation Finance

Parallel Lives; Two Realities

I wrote this blog about two years ago. It addresses the testimony of  Rachel Jeantel, witness at George Zimmerman’s murder trial.

As I listen to the commentary about Rachel Jeantel and her digressions from “standard” English, I wonder about the collective blinders her critics are wearing–and about their determined avoidance of the obvious issue raised by Ms. 886 more words

Education