Inclusive Economies and Regional Equity


Research is revealing that inequality and insecurity negatively impact sustained prosperity; racism and other forms of social disconnection derail economic vitality; and protecting the commons will require shifts in our economy and in our built environment.

PERE’s work in the area of inclusive economies include:

1. Advancing academic theory and practical applications linking economic growth, environmental quality, and civic health with bridging of racial and other gaps.

2. Producing accessible and actionable data and analysis through the data tools, such as the National Equity Atlas, and reports for civic le aders, policymakers, and regional stakeholders to advance racial equity and inclusive growth through our partnership with PolicyLink.

3. Establishing research partnerships to deepen and advance the dialogue, planning, and actions in Southern California around racial equity, environmental justice, and the built environment.

Our collaborators include Chris Benner at UC Santa Cruz, PolicyLink, Advancement Project’s Race Counts, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, Investing in Place, Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA LA), Strategic Concept in Policy & Education (SCOPE), Enterprise Community Partners, Long Beach Forward, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles Funders Collaborative, The San Francisco Foundation, Weingart Foundation, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, and Los Angeles Business Council.

  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
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  • Los Angeles, CA 90015