Recent Submissions

  • Livable Los Angeles: Evaluating Transit-Oriented Development in Hollywood 

    Kralovich, Mike (2011-01-01)
    Los Angeles, the United States' second-largest city, faces several daunting challenges as a major metropolitan area. A crippling dependance on the automobile and a critical lack of affordable housing are two of the most ...
  • Affordable Housing Internship-LAANE 

    Barton, Sarah (2010-01-01)
    This summer I worked at Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. LAANE?s vision has four major points: <ul> A real democracy ensures that workers have power over their own lives and a voice in the workplace All working ...
  • Fighting to Protect Health, Civil and Housing Rights in the Skid Row Community 

    Griffith, Kathryn (2009-01-01)
    The Skid Row area of downtown, a 50 block area is home to the largest number of homeless men and women, as well as many low income and very low income residents living in residential hotels. With a combination of economic ...
  • The Unknown Costs of Affordable Housing Development in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles 

    Ruppel, Caitlin (2011-01-01)
    Participating in the UEPI sponsored Affordable Housing Summer Internship exposed me to the realities of housing issues in the Los Angeles area through real life experience in project development and policy research. I chose ...
  • A Nation of Homeowners: The American (Day)dream 

    Gould, Katrina (2011-01-01)
    Since the colonial era, a preference for private property and homeownership has prevailed in America. For most Americans, a home is more than just a shelter. It is a long-term investment, a form of security, and a stable ...
  • Affordable Housing Internship-LA Voice-PICO 

    Clegg, Michael (2010-01-01)
    This summer I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work with a grassroots organization in Los Angeles. I chose to work with LA Voice PICO for two reasons: the first being that it was a faith based organization ...
  • Affordable Housing Internship-ELACC 

    Pedraza, Xiomara (2010-01-01)
    This summer I interned at East LA Community Corporation. ELACC is a nonprofit comprehensive organization that builds affordable housing, offers financial counseling for first home buyers, offers foreclosure prevention ...
  • Affordable Housing Internship 

    Francis, Chandrika (2008-01-01)
    This summer I interned at East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC) for 10 weeks. ELACC is a non-profit based in Boyle Heights that works with community members to create quality affordable housing, improve home-ownership ...
  • Community Gardens: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Latino Communities 

    de Lena, Ariana (2007-01-01)
    Of the 1.7 million Los Angelinos that identified as Hispanic or Latino in 2005, over one-third of them were living below the poverty line. Minorities also face disproportionate amounts of pollution, crime, and often live ...
  • Exhausting Children?s Health: Developing Healthier Learning Environments for California Students 

    Ritter, Sarah (2007-01-01)
    As Americans, we would never relinquish the mobility and freedom our roadways provide, but would gladly do without the traffic, accidents, and pollution that result from the same system. Many people have yet to comprehend ...
  • Immigrants and the Environment: Environmental Values and Attitudes Related to the Immigrant Experience. 

    Markgraf, Claire (2004-01-01)
    The issue of impacts from immigration has often been framed in terms of increased population, resource use, social service needs, and influence on the job market. The anti-immigrant perspectives of some in the environmental ...
  • ACCE Summer Internship 

    Washington, Khaliyah (2011-01-01)
    Interning at ACCE this summer gave me the opportunity to get a unique view of the process, the struggles, and the rewards of community organizing. I have learned a lot about the hidden hierarchy in one of the most developed ...
  • ArroyoFest: Freeway Walk and Bike Ride 

    Tracy, Jonathan (2002-01-01)
    I have been examining ways to create more livable communities in Southern California, by examining the Arroyo Seco region, and actively participating in the planning process to create an event that can strengthen connections ...
  • Community Outreach Along the Arroyo Seco Corridor 

    Martinez, Vanessa (2002-01-01)
    My presentation will be an overview of the ArroyoFest: Freeway Walk and Bike Ride. ArroyoFest is a walk and bike ride on the Historic Arroyo Seco Parkway or Pasadena Freeway. The event will take place on a Sunday morning ...
  • Updating a fresh food access guide for a low literacy audience 

    Goldsmith, Leah (2005-01-01)
    Low income neighborhoods and neighborhoods of color and immigrants often have unjust access to grocery stores and fresh, healthy foods in Los Angeles. Many of these communities have fewer or no full service grocery stores, ...
  • Arroyo Seco Survey 

    Schroeder, Stephanie (2001-01-01)
    My project consisted of finding the uses for the Lower Arroyo Seco Park, located in Pasadena, CA. I did background research as to other surveys conducted in National Parks, particularly heavily used ones such as Central ...
  • Prison expansion, the U.S. Criminal Justice system, and the Danish Alternative. 

    Morosin, Alessandro (2004-01-01)
    In its analysis of the expansion of the prison institution since the mid 1970s, this paper chiefly examines rising inmate populations in the United States and discusses reasons why the current approach to fighting crime ...
  • Going Mainstream: Fair trade in Germany and England. 

    Roggemann, Ellen (2004-01-01)
    Fair trade is an alternative system of trade which guarantees that producers in the developing world are given a price for their goods that at least covers the amount it cost them to produce the goods plus provides an ...
  • Women in Los Angeles' Corporate Power Structure 

    Roggeman, Ellen (2003-01-01)
    As corporations merge and extend their services nationally and globally, consumers? personal ?choice? (which deodorant to buy, restaurant to eat in, etc.) loses much of its power. So, who does hold power in these ...

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