PERE Publications

2013-2014 Academic Year


 


Building Healthy Communities Through Youth Leadership

Building Healthy Communities Through Youth Leadership

Summary of Key Findings from the 2013-2014 Youth Program Participant Survey
By Veronica Terriquez, Ph.D. and Gabriela Dominguez

July 2014

The California Endowment (TCE) has invested in youth leadership and youth-led organizing as a key component of its Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Initiative. Part of a broader assessment of BHC youth programming, this report focuses on survey results collected from young people in 13 target communities from 68 BHC-affiliated organizations that involve their members in leadership development, grassroots organizing, restorative justice, arts and media production, and health-related activities.

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PolicyLink and PERE's Regional Equity Profile for the Southeast Florida Region

PolicyLink and PERE's Regional Equity Profile for the Southeast Florida Region

By PolicyLink and PERE

June 11, 2014

The newest regional equity profile in partnership with PolicyLink, "An Equity Profile of Southeast Florida" shows how communities of color are driving the regipon's population growth, and how addressing racial gaps in income, health, and opportunity can lead to inclusive economic growth for all.

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Sharing Solar's Promise: Harnessing LA's FiT to Create Jobs and Build Social Equity

Sharing Solar's Promise: Harnessing LA's FiT to Create Jobs and Build Social Equity

By PERE and UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
for the LABC Institute
April 2014

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Minnesota’s Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model
There's Something Happening Here... A Look at The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative
A Foot in Both Worlds: Institutionalizing Progressive Community-­Engaged Research Centers within Universities
An Agenda for Equity: A Framework for Building a Just Transportation System in Los Angeles County
Warehouse Work: Path to the Middle Class or Road to Economic Insecurity?
Screening for Justice: Proactive Spatial Approaches to Environmental Disparities

Screening for Justice: Proactive Spatial Approaches to Environmental Disparities

By Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Jim Sadd
August 2013

Whether it’s proximity to mobile and stationary emission sources, poor ambient air quality, or the relationship between air toxics and student demographics at the school site, researchers studying issues of environmental justice in California have generally found consistent evidence of significant disparities in exposure by racial and socioeconomic factors (including indicators like income, rates of home ownership, and linguistic isolation), even after controlling for land use and other explanatory factors.

This article appears in the August 2013 issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA; www.awma.org). To obtain copies and reprints, please contact A&WMA directly at 1-412-232-3444.

 


BHC Youth Program Inventory Survey 2013

BHC Youth Program Inventory Survey 2013

By Veronica Terriquez and Abdiel Lopez
August 2013

 


2012-2013 Academic Year


 


Moments, Movements, and Momentum: Engaging Voters, Scaling Power, Making Change
EQUITY ISSUE BRIEF - Advancing Environmental Justice Through Sustainable Planning

EQUITY ISSUE BRIEF - Advancing Environmental Justice Through Sustainable Planning

Prepared by: 

Manuel Pastor, Madeline Wander, Mirabai Auer
December 2012

 


EQUITY ISSUE BRIEF - Immigrant Integration: Integrating New Americans and  Building Sustainable Communities
Facing the Climate Gap: How Environmental Justice Communities are Leading the Way to a More Sustainable and Equitable California

Facing the Climate Gap: How Environmental Justice Communities are Leading the Way to a More Sustainable and Equitable California

By:
Ellen Kersten, UC Berkeley
Rachel Morello-Frosch, UC Berkeley
Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California
Marlene Ramos, Columbia University

October 2012 

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Cooling the Planet, Clearing the Air: Should climate policies give extra credit for maximizing short-term health benefits?
Near-roadway pollution and childhood asthma: Implications for developing "win-win" compact urban development and clean vehicle strategies

Near-roadway pollution and childhood asthma: Implications for developing "win-win" compact urban development and clean vehicle strategies

Environmental Health Perspectives 
By Laura Perez, Fred Lurmann, John Wilson, Manuel Pastor, Sylvia J. Brandt, Nino Künzli, and Rob McConnell
September 2012 

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2011-2012 Academic Year


 


Putting Faith First: Traditions and Innovations in Organizing within Religious Communities

Putting Faith First: Traditions and Innovations in Organizing within Religious Communities

by the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
April 2012

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L.A. Rising: The 1992 Civil Unrest, the Arc of Social Justice Organizing, and the Lessons for Today's Movement Building

L.A. Rising: The 1992 Civil Unrest, the Arc of Social Justice Organizing, and the Lessons for Today's Movement Building

By Manuel Pastor and Michele Prichard
with Jennifer Ito and Vanessa Carter
April 2012

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Koreatown: A Contested Community at a Crossroads

Koreatown: A Contested Community at a Crossroads

By Jared Sanchez, Mirabai Auer, Veronica Terriquez, and Mi Young Kim
Prepared in collaboration with the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)
April 2012

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Toward 2050 in California: A Roundtable Report on Multiracial Collaboration in Los Angeles

Toward 2050 in California: A Roundtable Report on Multiracial Collaboration in Los Angeles

The Center for American Progress and PolicyLink in association with PERE

March 2012

 


California's Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model
A Roadmap to Green Manufacturing in Los Angeles: Policies, Planning, and Partnerships for Quality Jobs

A Roadmap to Green Manufacturing in Los Angeles: Policies, Planning, and Partnerships for Quality Jobs

Research Team: PERE, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and Green for All 
January 2012

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Beyond the Count: Leveraging the 2010 Census to Build New Capacities for Civic Engagement and Social Change

Beyond the Count: Leveraging the 2010 Census to Build New Capacities for Civic Engagement and Social Change

By Jennifer Ito, Barbara Masters, Rhonda Ortiz and Manuel Pastor
Funded by The California Endowment
December 2011

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Empowering LA’s Solar Workforce: New Policies that Deliver Investments and Jobs

Empowering LA’s Solar Workforce: New Policies that Deliver Investments and Jobs

By JR DeShazo, UCLA Luskin Center; Manuel Pastor, USC PERE; and Mirabai Auer, USC PERE
November 2011

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Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions

Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions

Chris Benner
Associate Professor, Community and Regional Development
University of California, Davis

Manuel Pastor Jr.
Professor, American Studies & Ethnicity and
Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
University of Southern California

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America’s Tomorrow:Equity is the Superior Growth Model

America’s Tomorrow:Equity is the Superior Growth Model

By Sarah Treuhaft, Angela Glover Blackwell, and Manuel Pastor
November 2011

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Transactions – Transformations – Translations: Metrics That Matter for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements
PERE and Affiliate Researchers release new article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

PERE and Affiliate Researchers release new article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

“Playing It Safe: Assessing Cumulative Impact and Social Vulnerability through an Environmental Justice Screening Method in the South Coast Air Basin, California”

By James L. Sadd, Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Justin Scoggins, and Bill Jesdale

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2010-2011 Academic Year



To mark the Rosenberg Foundation’s 75th anniversary, leading social justice advocates and thinkers look into the future
Making a Market: Multifamily Rooftop Solar and Social Equity in Los Angeles

Making a Market: Multifamily Rooftop Solar and Social Equity in Los Angeles

By JR DeShazo, Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation; Manuel Pastor, Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (USC PERE); Mirabai Auer, USC PERE; Vanessa Carter, USC PERE; Nicholas Vartanian, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
April 2011

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Hidden Hazards: A Call to Action for Healthy, Livable Communities
Connecting at the Crossroads: Alliance Building and Social Change in Tough Times
California Dreaming

California Dreaming

By Manuel Pastor 
December 3, 2010 
Huffington Post

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The Color of Change: Inter-Ethnic Youth Leadership for the 21st Century

The Color of Change: Inter-Ethnic Youth Leadership for the 21st Century

By Manuel Pastor, Rhonda Ortiz, Jennifer Ito, Veronica Terriquez, Vanessa Carter, Jennifer Tran, and Teresa Cheng
November 2010

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Building a Stronger America by Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color

Building a Stronger America by Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color

Contributions by Manuel Pastor and PolicyLink President and CEO, Angela Glover Blackwell

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Alliance for a Better Community resident-driven research uncovers relationship between place and health; PERE supports research efforts

2009-2010 Academic Year



Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future

Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future

By Angela Glover Blackwell, Manuel Pastor, and Stewart Kwoh
June 2010

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Minding The Climate Gap: What's at Stake if California's Climate Law isn't Done Right and Right Away
Looking Forward: Immigrant Contributions to the Golden State 2010
Breaking the Bank / (Re)Making the Bank: America’s Financial Crisis and the Implications for Sustainable Advocacy for Fair Credit and Fair Banking

2008-2009 Academic Year



The Climate Gap: Inequalities in How Climate Change Hurts Americans & How to Close the Gap

The Climate Gap: Inequalities in How Climate Change Hurts Americans & How to Close the Gap

By Rachel Morello Frosch, Manuel Pastor, Jim Sadd, and Seth Shonkoff 
May 2009

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Justice in the Air: Tracking Toxic Pollution from America's Industries and Companies to Our States, Cities, and Neighborhoods

Justice in the Air: Tracking Toxic Pollution from America's Industries and Companies to Our States, Cities, and Neighborhoods

By Michael Ash, James K. Boyce, Grace Chang, Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, and Jennifer Tran[Ash, Boyce, and Chang are from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Pastor, Scoggins, and Tran are from the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at the University of Southern California]
April 2009

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Banking on LA

Banking on LA

By Manuel Pastor 
March 2009

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Making Change: How Social Movements Work - and How to Support Them
Immigrant Integration in Los Angeles: Strategic Directions for Funders
State of the Region: Growth, Equity, and Inclusion in the BayArea

State of the Region: Growth, Equity, and Inclusion in the BayArea

By Manuel Pastor, Rhonda Ortiz, Jennifer Tran, Justin Scoggins, and Vanessa Carter
December 2008

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Cumulative Impacts in East Oakland: Findings from a Community-Based Mapping Study

  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
  • 950 W. Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291