Regional Equity Profiles

PERE frequently provides organizations and foundations with regional equity profiles to provide context to their work.  Our niche in this work is looking at regions through the lens of equity – while MPOs and other institutions regularly provide more general data profiles.  Moreover, we continue to work with community-based organizations to understand which indicators best measure their social, economic, and environmental concerns.

The following are three organizations for whom we have provided such profiles:

  • The California Endowment: PERE generated regional equity profiles for TCE’s Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative – across 14 regions in California. The profiles are a common dataset for the many organizations coordinating in each region to improve health and community outcomes.  In partnership with Healthy City, the profiles are available online for public download.

  • The Generations Initiative: Across the nation, a gap is growing between the portion of the population that is young and of color, and those who are older and whiter.  For the Generations Initiative, PERE constructed profiles for Charlotte, NC; Fresno, CA; Pheonix, AZ; and Seattle, WA.

  • Urban Habitat: PERE constructed the State of the Region: Growth, Equity, and Inclusion in the Bay Area for Urban Habitat’s Social Equity Caucus.  This project expounded on the new demography, the new economy, and the new environment in the San Francisco Bay Area. This analysis was used as the centerpiece of the State of the Region Summit organized by the Social Equity Caucus.



Building Healthy Communities Youth Program Inventory Survey 2013

By Veronica Terriquez and Abdiel Lopez

August 2013

State of the Region: Growth, Equity, and Inclusion in the Bay Area

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

December 2008


Learn more about the Social Equity Caucus and their State of the Region events.

  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
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  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291