Replacing Fossil Fuels In Buildings With Electric Alternatives
Serving 4 million businesses and residents in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the largest municipal water and power utility in America. A 2017 partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory yielded the comprehensive LA100 study. The study analyzed potential community pathways to achieving... Read more
Advancing Anti-racism in Partnership with Libraries
The Los Angeles County Library system serves more than 3.4 million residents. The system is one of the largest in the United States and has one of the most diverse client bases, supporting a population of which is one-third foreign born. In 2017, the library launched the iCount initiative, which... Read more
Addressing Residential Displacement Through Tenant Engagement
Between 2010 and 2016, over 500,000 Bay Area residents were at high risk for displacement. These displacements are disproportionately occurring in Latino, Asian, and Black neighborhoods that also experience more overcrowding and poverty than citywide averages. While displacement is a complex market-created phenomenon, San José is taking a leading role... Read more
Climate Resilient Healthcare Systems
King County is dedicated to building innovative and intersectional climate solutions that support community resilience and limit the climate burden on frontline communities. The County’s 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP), is a five-year plan for the County’s climate actions, integrating climate change into all areas of County operations. Under... Read more
Measuring & Monitoring Progress Towards Anti-Racism in Libraries
In 2017, the Los Angeles County Library launched the iCount initiative, which aimed to remove barriers to access and address inequality across the system. In 2020, the LAC Chief Executive Office launched the county-wide Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative (ARDI), which has enhanced the library’s commitment to anti-racism and the... Read more