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Category: Green Jobs and Economic Vitality

Revitalizing the Lower L.A. River: Voices from Maywood – Barriers to Community Participation

People in Maywood and other Gateway Cities on the banks of the L.A. River from Vernon to the ocean are marginalized in river revitalization plans. Many Maywood residents interviewed for my Master’s Thesis didn’t even know the L.A. River is […]

Go to Parks & Schools, Have Fun, Be Healthy, Learn about People, Places, & Values, Get a Job, Protect Earth & People! Rio de L.A. Sept 30 #NPLD

National Public Lands Event in Los Angeles Saturday 09/30 at Río de Los Angeles State Park at 9:30 AM PT Contact: Felipe Benítez, felipe [ @ ] benitezstrategies.com, 202-215-9664 Multicultural and Bilingual Program for Young Soccer Players to Care for […]

Healing, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Great Outdoors at Home and Away – CNN

Ballona Creek Baldwin Hills Parklands Natural areas in the United States have long symbolized national heritage, protected valuable natural resources and provided areas of recreation and respite. But for whom? Evidence shows that white populations disproportionately access public lands for […]

Hands Off the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, and #MonumentsforAll

Representatives Judy Chu, Jimmy Gomez, Adam Schiff, and Brad Sherman, and El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero Members of Congress with San Gabriel Mountains Forever (SGMF) held a press conference at L.A. Historic Park August 22 to support our San Gabriel […]

People Speak Out Against Administration’s Attack on Public Lands YouTube #Next100Coalition #GreenLatinos #BearsEars #MonumentsforAll

Click on the image to see the video by Next 100 and NRDC. “To attack national monuments undermines the precious natural heritage of the people and the nation.” “It’s wrong on environmental grounds, it’s wrong on social justice grounds, it’s […]

Revitalizing the Lower L.A. River and Beyond: Voices from Maywood – A Series, by Tim Mok

The Maywood community has spoken! Community members face barriers that prevent them from participating in planning for revitalization of the Lower L.A. River and other local opportunities. People have not been meaningfully engaged in planning efforts. These communities are disproportionately […]

L.A. Gothic

Amy Lethbridge of Community Nature Connection and The City Project’s Robert García hold the Official L.A. State Historic Park Gold Shovel (OLASHPGS) at the grand opening of the park on EarthJustice Day 2017. The OLASHPGS is signed by Governor Jerry […]

San Gabriel Mountains: A Symbol of Environmental Justice @Next100Cltn @NRDC

As America’s national monuments come under attack by this administration, civil rights attorney Robert García shares the story of his personal connection to the San Gabriels. ROBERT GARCIA, THE CITY PROJECT: Going up the San Gabriel Mountains is a great […]

Whitewashing the L.A. River? Displacement and Equitable Greening

Revitalizing the Los Angeles River once offered hope for a more sustainable, livable and socially just city. Whose dreams will come true, and who will be left behind? Civil rights, environmental justice, and health equity strategies by the people offer […]

Equitable Redevelopment for the Los Angeles River

Diverse allies are working together to promote equitable revitalization of the L.A. River, avoid displacement, and ensure compliance with the equitable planning framework. The goals include healthy and safe parks and recreation, deeply affordable housing, thriving wages, opportunities for small, […]