How Land Use Can Keep You Safe

posted Nov 20, 2013, 1:23 PM by BHC Boyle Heights
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The Neighborhoods Workgroup at the California Endowment is pleased to invite you to:

How Land Use Can Keep You Safe
Monday, December 9th, 2013
1:00 - 4:00pm

In certain communities across California, youth not only have to worry about fast moving cars while walking or biking to school but also have to worry about being harassed or crossing multiple gang turfs.  Not only does this prevent them from being physically active, it also affects their ability to learn and attend classes.  We know that safety is necessary for community health but how do we incorporate violence prevention and land use decisions to get youth safely to and from school?
Come learn about the innovative efforts of community stakeholders in one community in Los Angeles who have worked with representatives of school, law enforcement, transportation, and small business to create a Safe Passages to School program that not only promotes walking and biking, but also increases attendance rates and socio-emotional wellbeing.  We will also hear about  funding opportunities through the newly created Active Transportation Program that could support programs like Safe Passages and others that provide youth and their families more options to be physically active.
Please join us for a videoconference/conference call on how land use can keep us safe hosted by Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) and PolicyLink. This is the second in our Land Use Community of Practice series and is designed to create a space where grantees, community stakeholders and others can learn, share and be informed on the land use issues and practices that are most pertinent to your work.
We encourage you join the Community of Practice by video conference at the following locations:
Los Angeles TCE Office
1000 N. Alameda Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
3rd floor, Room 359
San Diego TCE Office
5060 Shoreham Place, Suite 350, San Diego, CA 92122
San Diego Conference Room
Fresno TCE Office
2440 Tulare Street, Suite 420, Fresno, CA 93721
Sonora Conference Room
Oakland TCE Office
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
Bayview Conference Room
Sacramento TCE Office
1414 K Street, 5th fl. Sacramento, CA 95814
Progress Conference Room
We have also arranged to have a conference call line.
Conference Call Number: 1-877-240-6337
Pass Code: #818-932-3292
Deadline to RSVP is December 1, 2013