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Community Capital: A Lens for Social Sustainability

The past few posts have focused primarily on opportunity and what exactly I mean by that. Yet, you may be wondering how that is relevant to what this blog is supposed to be about: … 1,032 more words

Social Sustainability

Embracing a Culture of Opportunity

“It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.”

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Social Sustainability

#Flintwatercrisis

What is happening in Flint, Michigan is no coincidence. This is a prime example of the constant systematic racism oppressed individuals still have to deal with this today. 12 more words

Politics

Social Sustainability: The Shorter Leg

Sustainable development has become the gold standard for policy-making around the world as awareness has grown of the inability to continue along the traditional development path taken generations before us. 921 more words

Social Sustainability

Who gets sick and why?: the lense of Primordial Prevention

Primordial prevention targets the “causes of the causes” of ill-health and harm – the social and political determinants of health. In the US, these political and social environments are characterized by dramatic class-, gender-, and race-based inequalities in health, wealth, representation, agency, safety, rights, and opportunity. 294 more words

Public Health

Emerging Best Practice: Metro identifies annual investments needed for Active Transportation

This month we are excited to champion the efforts of Metro policymakers and staff to develop a high level cost estimate to build out a high quality active transportation environment throughout Los Angeles County. 571 more words

Transportation Finance

Amy Liu

Amy Liu serves as vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. She is a national expert on cities and metropolitan areas adept at translating research and insights into action on the ground. 252 more words