A Progressive Model of Economic and Environmental Justice Through City Redevelopment – A Case Study in Los Angeles
Description: With an annual budget exceeding $600 million and a work program covering 32 project areas throughout the City of Los Angeles, CRA/LA is the largest redevelopment agency in the State of California. Under Ms. Estolano’s leadership, CRA/LA has focused on creating family-supporting jobs, producing affordable and workforce housing, promoting sustainable urbanism and delivering significant, transformative investment to areas of Los Angeles that have not shared in the city’s cycles of prosperity. In this lecture, she discusses how CRA/LA has rebuilt its housing department, adopted a landmark policy on local hiring in construction jobs receiving financial support from CRA/LA, adopted a Healthy Neighborhoods policy as a blueprint for incorporating sustainability principles throughout CRA/LA’s practices, programs and projects.
Sponsor(s): Law Students for Environmental and Economic Justice (SEEJ)
Sponsor: Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice