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Author: Alex Ruppert

PRRAC Handbook: Legal Standards for Measuring Progress and Accountability

Park bonds in California show why legal standards are necessary for progress and accountability. In 2006, California voters passed Prop. 84, a bond measure authorizing $5.4 billion in public investments to improve water, parks, coastal protection, and natural resources. Prop. […]

PRRAC Handbook: Data Collection and Analysis

Data collection and analysis are integral in applying the legal framework environmental justice, health equity, and civil rights to hold agencies accountable and measure progress. The City Project has relied on data, GIS mapping and demographic analyses in every organizing […]

PRRAC Handbook: Education and Civil Rights

Education and civil rights are undeniably linked. In 2016, a University of Southern California study on physical fitness in 900 California public schools found that there are significant racial, economic, and achievement indicators that affect student fitness across all districts. […]

PRRAC Handbook: Public Lands, Waters, and Monuments; Community Planning and Administrative Action

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the National Park Service have both applied the legal framework to green access in Los Angeles and concluded: (1) there is not enough park space, especially for children of color and low-income […]

PRRAC Handbook: Diversity, Equal Justice, Voting, and Executive Action

In California, voters taxed themselves $4.1 billion to pass Prop. 68, a park and water ballot measure that calls upon agencies to implement justice, equality, diversity and inclusiveness (JEDI) to prioritize funding decisions for parks and recreation. Prop 68 is […]

Legislation and Regulations Framework for Civil Rights, Environmental Justice & Health Equity PRRAC Handbook

Advocates cannot be afraid to standup for the rights of the people. This post is part in a series by The City Project’s UCLA Graduate Intern Alex Ruppert exploring “A Framework for Civil Rights: Environmental Justice and Health Equity,” which […]

Obama Boulevard and MLK Boulevard Celebration and Resistance!

City Project Intern Alex Ruppert reports: The community celebrated the unveiling of the new street sign renaming Rodeo Road for President Barack Obama Blvd. at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. The day long event featured live music, food, […]

Watts Students Enjoy UCLA Cub Day

Watts middle school students visited UCLA for a full day that included eating in the dining halls, touring the campus, and meeting student athletes. The students asked questions and listened to a panel of UCLA students, hearing their diverse stories […]

Civil Rights, Environmental Justice and Health Equity Framework PRRAC Handbook Parks & Recreation

The City Project with The Praxis Project and GreenLatinos published the chapter called “A Framework for Civil Rights, Environmental Justice, and Health Equity.” The Framework is in the PRRAC handbook called Strategies for Health Justice: Studies from the Field on […]

The Year in Pictures 2018

2018 was an exciting year for The City Project! Click on the captions for more information: “Pathways to Health Equity” One of the top 5 reports by the National Academies in 2017! Strategies for Health Justice PRRAC, The City Project #NoBorderWall […]