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The City Project celebrates over a decade of speaking truth to power and providing access to justice!


Creating the Los Angeles State Historic Park at the Cornfield and Stopping 32 Acres of  Warehouses

Citizens’ School Bond Oversight Committee Los Angeles Unified School District — $14.44 Billion for School Construction and Modernization

Robert García started The City Project in 2000 with the initial support of the Ford Foundation, and moved it to the Center for Law in the Public Interest that year.  The City Project later spun off in 2006 when the Center closed.

The City Project’s flagship project was the Los Angeles State Historic Park at the Cornfield.  The 32-acre Cornfield is the last vast open space in the heart of Los Angeles. The rail yard, abandoned for over 12 years, could have been warehouses.  Instead, it’s a park. “On a deserted railroad yard north of Chinatown, one of Los Angeles’ most powerful and tenacious real estate developers, Ed Roski, Jr., met his match,” as reported in a front page article in the Los Angeles Times. “Robert Garcia . . . organized a civil rights challenge that claimed the project was the result of discriminatory land-use policies that had long deprived minority neighborhoods of parks.”  Jesus Sanchez, L.A.’s Cornfield Row: How Activists Prevailed, L.A. Times, April 17, 2001.  The Los Angeles Times Magazine called the community victory “a heroic monument” and “a symbol of hope.” James Ricci, A Park with No Name (Yet) but Plenty of History, L.A. Times Magazine, July 15, 2001. The City Project helped bring together the Chinatown Yard Alliance, a diverse coalition of over 35 community, civil rights, environmental, business, and civic leaders to stop the warehouses and convince the state to purchase the site for a park.

LA State Historic Park at the Cornfield

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Robert García served as Chair of the Los Angeles Unified School District Citizens’ School Bond Oversight Committee for five years from 2000 until 2005, to create schools as centers of their communities, with shared use of schools, pools and parks after school and on weekends, and to provide local jobs for local workers and an even playing field for small business enterprises.  The Los Angeles Times called the largest school construction project in the nation’s history “a near-ideal mixture of speed and efficiency,” and the work received awards from the Urban Land Institute and the Environmental Law Institute.  Mr. García signed the official voter pamphlet ballot arguments in favor of Measure K and Measure R, which together provided $7.22 billion for school construction and modernization in local bonds, for a total of $14.44 billion with matching state and federal funds.  New schools were built, older schools became less crowded, fewer children were bussed out of their neighborhoods to relieve overcrowding, more schools returned to traditional calendars, older buildings were made safer, quieter, and more comfortable, and hundreds of acres of land were environmentally restored. More importantly, the future became brighter for hundreds of thousands of children in Los Angeles. And it was done in a manner that respected the public’s demand for accountability, transparency, and social awareness.

Edward Roybal Learning Center


Saving the Baldwin Hills Park and Community and Stopping a Power Plant

The City Project worked with Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles, the community and others to stop a power plant dead in its tracks in the planned Baldwin Hills Park in 2001.  Completing the Baldwin Hills Park will be the greatest public works project in the history of a community that has long suffered from environmental degradation and discrimination. Easily accessible to millions of people, with stunning views of the Los Angeles basin, the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains, the Baldwin Hills offer a unique opportunity within a dense and diverse urban community that is park poor to create a world-class park and natural space for all the people of California to enjoy.  “Stopping the power plant was a watershed moment in the history of the region and for the historic heart of African American Los Angeles,” said The City Project’s Robert García, as quoted in the Los Angeles Sentinel. Kevin Herrera, Residents Fight City’s Plan to Build Garbage Dump in Baldwin Hills: Homeowners Associations, Community Activists Say Plan Puts the Future of World-Class Park in Jeopardy, L.A. Sentinel, March 6-12, 2003.

Baldwin Hills View of Downtown Los Angeles


Creating Rio de Los Angeles State Park at Taylor Yard and Greening of the Los Angeles River

The City Project worked with Anahuak Youth Sports Association and the Coalition for a State Park at Taylor Yard to stop an industrial development at trial and create what is now Rio de Los Angeles State Park at Taylor Yard as part of the greening of the Los Angeles River.

The City Project published the Policy Report Dreams of Fields: Soccer, Community, and Equal Justice to ensure the park meets the needs of the community as defined by the community.  ”I am all for preserving rocks and trees and those things, but to me, it seems more important to help the children first,” Raul Macias, a businessman and founder of the Anahuak Youth Sports Association, told the Los Angeles Times.  Miguel Bustillo, State, Youth Sports Advocates Clash Over Best Use of Parks, L.A. Times, Dec. 22, 2002.  The balanced park, which opened on Earth Day in 2007, provides active recreation with soccer fields, courts, a running track, and bike paths, as well as passive recreation, natural open space, and picnic areas. The same youth who play soccer there plant trees there.

The City Project published the Article The Legacy of Rodney King and a Testament of Hope, ABA publication Goal IX (2002).


Save Baldwin Hills Community and Park and Stop the Garbage Dump

The City Project worked with Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles and the community to stop the City of Los Angeles from putting a garbage dump at the base of the Baldwin Hills park. The community pointed out that the “no one would visit a park that reeks of garbage and smog from passing dump trucks,” and that the dump would be “a slap in the face of the African American community.” Kevin Herrera, Residents Fight City’s Plan to Build Garbage Dump in Baldwin Hills: Homeowners Associations, Community Activists Say Plan Puts the Future of World-Class Park in Jeopardy, L.A. Sentinel, March 6-12, 2003.


Clean Water Justice in Communities of Color

The City Project working with the community in South Central Los Angeles and Baldwin Hills is ensuring compliance with the Clean Water Act to eliminate persistent and offensive sewer odors that have long plagued residents in the historic heart of African-American Los Angeles. The Los Angeles sewer system is one of the largest, making this work significant both in southern California and nationally. Community residents joined a suit by the United States Department of Justice, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board and a mainstream environmental organization to require the City of Los Angeles to fix the sewer system citywide.  The suit resulted in a $2 billion settlement agreement and court order in 2004.  In 2009, the parties and the court agreed to modify the settlement agreement to enable community groups to continue to work with the Odor Advisory Board, an independent expert, and the city to continue the clean up of the sewer odors.  The City Project and English, Munger & Rice represented the Baldwin Hills Estates Homeowners’ Association, Inc., Baldwin Hills Village Garden Homes Association, United Homeowners Association, Village Green Owners Association, and Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles.

Press Conference at City Hall Announcing Settlement Clean Water Sewer Odor Case 2004

The City Project published the Article Healthy Children, Healthy Communities: Parks, Schools, and Sustainable Regional Planning, in the Urban Equity Symposium in 31 Fordham Urban Law Journal 101 (2004).

The City Project published the Article Cross Road Blues: Transportation Justice and the MTA Consent Decree, in the book Running on Empty, edited by Prof. Karen Lucas (2004) (with Thomas A. Rubin).

The City Project published the Policy Report The Cornfield and The Flow of History.


Saving the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and Budget

Free the Beach!

The Quest for Environmental Justice

The City Project worked with Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles and the community to save the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and its budget in 2005 after the Governor’s California Performance Review (CPR) recommended eliminating both.  “The community has fought hard for this world-class park and they will not stop fighting now,” said Erica Flores, a Staff Attorney with The City Project. Dennis Freeman, Governor Moves to Close Down Baldwin Hills Park, Los Angeles Sentinel, Sept. 9-15, 2004.  “This is a civil rights issue and fundamentally an issue of human rights,” Robert García told the L.A. Times. Lisa Richardson, Fighting This Conservancy Won’t Be a Walk in the Park, L.A. Times, Oct. 22, 2004.

The City Project published the Article Free the Beach! Public Access, Equal Justice, and the California Coast, 2 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties 143 (2005).

The City Project published the Chapter Anatomy of the Urban Parks Movement: Equal Justice, Democracy and Livability in Los Angeles, in the book The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution, edited by Dr. Robert Bullard and published by the Sierra Club (2005).

The City Project published the Article Healthy Children, Healthy Communities, and Legal Services, in a special issue on Environmental Justice for Children in the Journal of Poverty Law and Policy by the National Center on Poverty Law and the Clearinghouse Review (May-June 2005).

The City Project published the Article CEQA and the Urban Parks Movement, in the book Everyday Heroes Protect the Air We Breathe, the Water We Drink, and the Natural Areas We Prize, PCL and CLCV (2005) (with Jan Chatten Brown).


Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities

Keeping the Big Wild Open for All

The City Project published the Policy Report Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Mapping Green Access and Equity for the Los Angeles Region.  The Report documents that children of color living in poverty with no access to a car have the worst access to parks, and to schools with five acres or more of playing fields, and suffer from the highest levels of childhood obesity.

The City Project working with the Canyon Back Alliance stopped a gated enclave from cutting off public access to public trails in the Big Wild of the Santa Monica Mountains.

The City Project published the Chapter We Shall Be Moved: Community Activism as a Tool for Reversing the Rollback, in the book Awakening from the Dream: Pursuing Civil Rights in a Conservative Era, edited by Denise C. Morgan et al. (2006).

The City Project published the Chapter Race, Poverty, Justice and Katrina: Reflections on Public Interest Law and Litigation in the United States, in Public Interest Law in Ireland: The Reality & the Potential, Conference Proceedings (FLAC 2006).

The City Project published the Conference Report, Working Group Recommendations, Role of Race, Ethnicity and Class, in the Special Issue on Legal Representation of Children, 6 Nevada Law Journal 634-41 (2006).


“The City Project [is] working to broaden access to parks and open space for inner city children, and . . . to fight childhood obesity by guaranteeing that . . . students get enough physical education.” N. Y. Times, Nov. 12, 2007.

Bruce’s Beach Truth and Reconciliation

Transit to Trails

The City Project worked with Bernard Bruce on truth and reconciliation at Bruce’s Beach, the only place where African-Americans could go to the beach in the 1920s and 30s.  The City of Manhattan Beach condemned the property and drove out the black community.  In 2008, the city placed a plaque at the site commemorating the tragic events.

Bernard Bruce at Bruce’s Beach Press Conference

Transit to Trails takes inner city youth and their families and friends on fun and educational mountain, beach, and Los Angeles River trips.  In April 2007, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne joined Anahuak youngsters for a hike. Transit to Trails is a creative partnership between: Mountains and Recreation Conservation Authority, National Park Service, Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA), Anahuak Youth Sports Association, Oldtimers Foundation, and The City Project.

The City Project published the Article Warren County’s Legacy for Healthy Parks, Schools, and Communities: From the Cornfield to el Congreso and Beyond, 1 Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal 127 (2007).

The City Project published the Policy Report Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Mapping Green Access and Equity for California.


Hispanic Business Magazine recognizes Robert García as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States, “men and women who are changing the nation.”

Save Panhe and San Onofre

Shared Use of Schools, Pools and Parks Miguel Contreras Opens to the Community

Baldwin Hills Oil Field Regulations

The City Project worked with United Coalition to Protect Panhe and diverse allies to stop the toll road through the Sacred Site of Panhe and San Onofre State Beach. The Acjachemen people would lose a 9,000-year old village that is still a sacred, ceremonial, cultural, and burial site for the Acjachemen people. No one else would.  Panhe has historical significance as the site of the first baptism in California and the first close contact between Spanish explorers, Catholic missionaries, and Native Americans in Southern California. The Acjachemen people built Mission San Juan Capistrano.  The California Coastal Commission voted 8-2 against the toll road.  Commissioner Mary Shallenberger said the impact on Native Americans was reason enough to stop the toll road.  The U.S. Department of Commerce upheld the Coastal Commission after a ten-hour public hearing. Recently, the United States Navy and the Marines vetoed an alternative route that would risk the lives of Marines heading into battle.

Celebrating the 8-2 Vote against the Toll Road with the Acjachemen People

The Miguel Contreras Olympic pool opened for the community in downtown Los Angeles in the most park starved assembly district in the state of California — more than one year after the story broke in the Downtown News; after more than 24 newspaper, television, radio, and blog pieces; and after community protests spearheaded by ACORN and The City Project.  This illustrates the broader need for the shared use of schools, pools and parks.

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Miguel Contreras Pool L.A. Times Photo


Physical Education and Equal Justice

Economic Stimulus

Park Poor and Income Poor

The Los Angeles Unified School District, in response to a community campaign, adopted a plan to enforce physical education requirements requiring an average of 20 minutes of physical education in elementary schools every day and 40 minutes in middle and high schools. The school district, the second largest in the nation, is enforcing education and civil rights laws to help promote academic performance and youth development and reduce obesity and diabetes. The plan will ensure that schools provide properly credentialed physical education teachers, meet the physical education minute requirements, maintain reasonable class size averages, and provide quality facilities for physical education.

The City Project publishes the Article Social Science, Equal Justice, and Public Health Policy: Lessons from Los Angeles, 30 Journal of Public Health S26 (2009) (with Chad Fenwick).

The City Project publishes the Commentary, “Pushing” Physical Activity, and Justice, 49 Preventive Medicine 330–33 (2009) (with America Bracho, Patricia Cantero, Beth A. Glenn)

The City Project publishes the Policy Report Economic Stimulus, Green Space, and Equal Justice.

The City Project helps define legislative criteria defining park poor (less than three acres of parks per thousand residents) and income poor (less than $47,331) for investing park funds.  The criteria are a best practice example defining standards to measure progress and equity and to hold public officials accountable.


Robert García receives the American Public Health Association’s President’s Award

Keeping Baldwin Hills Clean and Green for Generations to Come

San Diego Parks for Everyone

The Kresge Foundation publishes on its web site The City Project’s Policy Report Keeping Baldwin Hills Clean and Green for Generations to Come.

Representing Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles, The City Project seeks access to justice through the courts in Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles v. County of Los Angeles and Plains Exploration and Production Company (“PXP”). The  environmental justice suit under the California Environmental Quality Act, which the court consolidated with three other suits filed in 2008, seeks to protect human health and the environment in the Baldwin Hills community and park, and put people over oil company profits.

The City Project and San Diego Foundation publish the Policy Report Parks for Everyone, in English and Spanish, about green space and equal justice in San Diego County.  This marks the first time the Foundation has ever published a report in Spanish.  The report is the first of nine reports The City Project will publish covering Southern California, including San Diego, Los Angeles,Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Kern,  Santa Barbara and Imperial.


Robert García receives the American Public Health Association’s prestigious Presidential Citation, recognizing The City Project’s work empowering underserved communities throughout California.

Past recipients of the award include Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Ralph Nader, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A passionate proponent for social justice, “García is an internationally recognized attorney who engages, educates and empowers communities to achieve equal access to public resources, especially public recreational fields,” according to the Citation.

Robert García with Raul Macias, President and Founder of Anahuak Youth Sports Association.


The City Project: Building a New Green Urban Movement — Why Place and Race Matter PolicyLink Report


Settlement Agreement Signed and Filed Baldwin Hills Environmental Quality and Justice for All!


Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Green Access and Equity for Southern California — Nine County Regional Policy Report

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KCET on the Web Park Poor The City Project SoCal Connected


Physical Education Is a Right: The Los Angeles Unified School District Case Study Assessment, Implementation and ImpactIons Policy Report

Mastering Public Health: Essential Skills for Effective Practice Oxford University Press


Institute of Medicine Legal Strategies in Childhood Obesity Prevention Book


At Risk: Latino Children’s Health Book



KCET Departures Launches Green Justice Column by Robert Garcia

Rio de Los Angeles State Park Grand Opening Earth Day Weekend April 2007

Diversifying Access to and Support for Proposed San Gabriels National Recreation Area

San Gabriel River Trail 2012

PBS Documentary California Forever on Urban State Parks Highlights City Project Work

Clean Water Justice Settlement Funds Multibenefit Parks and Clean Water Projects

“Our world is a better place because César Chávez decided to change it.” – President Barack Obama at César E. Chávez National Monument Dedication Ceremony

George Butler Lecture: Translating Research into Action and Change Robert García National Recreation & Park Association

Invest Park Funds in Park Poor and Income Poor Communities


Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum Urban Waters and Civic Engagement Exhibit including L.A. River; The City Project’s Robert García Keynote Speaker


PODER Magazine Honors The City Project’s Robert García Top 100 Latino Green Leaders


American Journal of Public Health — First, Do No Harm: The US Sexually Transmitted Disease Experiments in Guatemala.
Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH, Robert Garcia, JD


KCETLink and Union Bank Recognize The City Project Local Heroes Award

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The City Project Implementing Institute of Medicine Recommendations for Physical Education, Health, and Equal Justice

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The City Project’s Robert García Speaks at Institute of Medicine Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight Webcast and Workshop

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Griffith Park Eastside Park Design wins the Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Design Competition

Please vote today for Griffith Park Eastside Park! Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition

The Groundbreaking of the Los Angeles State Historic Park

Los Angeles State Historic Park Groundbreaking March 15, 2014

The Billion Dollar Plan to Revitalize the Los Angeles River

Los Angeles State Historic Park, Elysian Park, L.A. River, Cornfield Downtown

Permanent Protections for the San Gabriel Mountains with Environmental Justice and Health for All

San Gabriel Mountains Forever Environmental and Health Justice for All. Tree planting celebration Congresswoman Judy Chu with County Supervisor Hilda Solis.

It’s Working–Park Funds Invested in Park Poor, Income Poor Communities


Community Faculty Appointment at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science


The “Walk A Mile in My Shoes” Civil Rights Park

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

U.S. EPA Environmental Justice Head Lisa García Commends The City Project as “Real Community Lawyering and an Inspiration”

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law News Interview Health and Civil Rights Robert García


National Park Service Healthy Parks, Healthy People

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Parks Forward, Health, and Environmental Justice and Quality for All 

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NYC People’s March Climate Justice


Free the Beach! Public Access Law for Martin’s Beach

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“A remarkable moment in American urban history” 20th Anniversary MTA Transportation Justice Bus Rider’s Case 

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Invest Cap and Trade Funds to Benefit Underserved Communities and Communities of Color 

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President Obama “Too many children, especially children of color, don’t have access to parks. This is an issue of social justice.”


10 Years Grassroots & Government Working Together on Clean Water, Clean Air & Quality of Life for All in L.A.

Clean Water Justice Collection System Settlement Agreement 2004-2014

We are all immigrants. The City Project supports President Obama on #ImmigrationAction

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Smithsonian Native Americans, Urban Waters, and Civic Engagement: The L.A. River Bracamontes & García


Celebrate The Civil Rights Revolution: The Struggle Continues

Civil Rights Park Selma March

The Selma to Montgomery March, Photo Tile in The Civil Rights Park, Los Angeles 2014

Using Civil Rights Tools to Address Health Disparities 

Civil Rights Health


Climate is a civil rights and moral issue as well as a health, economic, and environmental issue


Physical Education MAP and Checklist LA County Health Department. Quality Physical Education Is a Right. 


Smithsonian Anacostia Museum Urban Waterways Symposium DC


Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Expert Consultation on Health in All Policies


U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Environmental Justice Public Forum L.A. River Center April 8


California Endowment: Supreme Court’s fair housing ruling upholds tenets of social equity and fairness, fundamental determinants of health


ParkIndex Los Angeles County Green Access and Equal Justice for All


Infographic Growing a Healthier CA with Physical Education for All!


Increasing Access to Natural Areas: Physical, Social, and Civil Rights Dimensions Yale-Alliance 2015 Berkley Workshop Maine


LA River Restoration for the Children, for Climate, for Justice


Diversifying Mainstream Environmental Groups Is Not Enough by Robert Bullard and Robert García


Green 2.0 Celebrating Green Leaders of Color, including The City Project


Pope Francis’s Laudato Si’ Encyclical: A Letter to the World on ‘Integral Ecology’


The City Project Take Action Comics


The City Project 2015 Champions of Health Awards California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA)

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UCLA Medical School, Charles Drew University Medical School, The City Project Course on Health Equity, Civil Rights, and HIAs


Every Kid in a Park Launches in Los Angeles!


Archdiocese of Guatemala Files International Petition against US and Guatemala for Human Rights Violations and Crimes Against Humanity STD Experiments 




Guidance to Incorporate Environmental Justice and Civil Rights in State Clean Power Plans Climate Justice

California Coastal Access and Climate Justice for All NRPA Parks & Recreation Magazine

Smithsonian Anacostia Whose dreams will come true and who will be left behind by L.A. River greening?

The City Project Word Cloud and Text Links

Latinos and Climate Change: Opinions, Impacts, and Responses Sam García GreenLatinos The City Project

Service on GreenLatinos, NRPA, and NEEF Boards, and Next 100 Coalition Steering Committee

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Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice Community Spotlight Series The City Project

RG at EJ IWG Community Spotlight Series

Pricing Justice: Carbon Pricing and Environmental Justice Prof. Gerald Torres & Robert García

National Park Service Diversifying Access, Support, and Workforce

Equity & Accountability Standards Park Funding for All! NRPA Parks & Recreation Magazine

NEEF National Public Lands Day First Bilingual Multicultural Event L.A. River

Coastal Justice Law Amends CA Coastal Act, Requires Environmental Justice Commissioner

California Equal Justice Amendments Strengthen Civil Rights Protections 11135

National Park Service Centennial Celebration Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan with Access for All – Young and Old, Black, White, Latino, Asian, Native American!

US EPA EJ 2020 Action Agenda: Major Steps Forward, and Opportunities for More NRPA

President Obama Stand with Standing Rock GreenLatinos The City Project Yu-va’-tal ‘A’lla-mal #nodapl

US Court Condemns “Despicable” Nonconsensual Medical Experiments against Guatemalan People in Violation of International Human Rights Law

Park Funding and Equal Access L.A. County Measure A NRPA


Coastal Justice and the California Coastal Act: An Equity Mapping and Analysis Free the Beach!


National Academies Report Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity – and  Civil Rights Compliance

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President Barack Obama Presidential Memorandum Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Our National Parks, Forests, and other Public Lands and Waters

“That’s what makes this particular designation so important. We heard from the community, that for a lot of urban families, this is their only big outdoor space. Too many children in L.A.County, especially children of color, don’t have access to parks where they can run free, breathe fresh air, experience nature, and learn about their environment.” President Barack Obama, designating the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. "This is an issue of social justice. Because it’s not enough to have this awesome natural wonder within your sight -– you have to be able to access it." This is a historic moment, when the President of the United States recognizes park access as an environmental justice issue. “The President not only displayed compassion and understanding of environmental justice but, was fundamentally motivated by the issues when he declared the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Robert Garcia and The City Project, thanks for your work to make the case for environmental justice and the San Gabriel National Monument a reality.” Daniel Rossman, chair, San Gabriel Mountains Forever coalition. "The City Project's work on park access is one of the two leading areas in environmental justice." Leslie Fields, Sierra Club, Director, Environmental Justice and Community Partnership Program.




GreenLatinos Living Legacy Award The City Project

“Environmental justice heroes.” Members of Congress Raul Gallegos, Jimmy Gomez, and Nanette Barragan present the Award.


National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committee Report on Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity

Top 5 most downloaded NASEM reports 2017!


Presidential Memorandum Diversity and Inclusion in Public Lands and Waters – Reimagining Conservation Next 100 Coalition


Why is this park here? Community Agitation Grand Opening L.A. State Historic Park Cornfield Oral History

“This brought tears to my eyes.” Erica Flores Baltodano, Civil Rights Attorney.


Smithsonian Anacostia Newsletter

A Moral, Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Health Issue

Community Driven Collaborations for Park Access and Health Equity in L.A.



Congressional Testimony #DefendOurMonuments


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


San Gabriel Mountains: A Symbol of Environmental Justice


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


Physical Education Enforcement Works! UC Berkeley


Court Upholds Right of Human Experiment Victims in Guatemala to Seek Justice


National Public Lands Day 2017 Best Practice Mulitcultural, Bilingual, International – AYSA, NEEF, The City Project & More


Santa Fe Art Institute Equal Justice Residency: Radical Imagination


Parar la pared para proteger a personas, vida silvestre, lugares y valores #stopthewall

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Civil Rights Heroes and Friends

Remembering Prof. Miguel Méndez Stanford Lawyer Magazine

Richard Larson NAACP Legal Defense Fund, MALDEF




“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 Protect People, Wildlife, and Values Civil Rights & Environmental Allies

@LAOpera Environmental Justice Youth Opera NoHoHi @Autry!

Congressman Jimmy Gomez, Anahuak & The City Project Build Community Through Soccer, School & Sports

Anahuak, The City Project & Allies Celebrate Dedication of Martin Luther King, Jr., Grove on Cesar Chavez Day

Kellogg Park Dream Comes True in Ventura!

Congressional Testimony on Public Health, Public Parks, and Clean Government: People over Pollution

California’s Prop 68 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Park Visitors and Work Force

ParksRx LA and JUMPP

Congressman Jimmy Gomez How to Ensure Equity and Access in the Future of the LA River

Experimentos con Seres Humanos por EE.UU en Guatemala US STD Crimes against Humanity

Free the Beach! Coastal Justice, Climate, and Equal Access Hollister and Beyond!

Thank you new City Project team Policy Analysts Hannah Daly and Elizabeth Chi, UCLA Intern Alex Ruppert, Stanford Graduate Intern Sam Garcia, and Legal Intern Dylan Thomason.

We salute fallen heroes Dave Singleton, Ted Jackson, Prof. Leo Estrada, Antonio Gonzalez Rest in Power!