Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative Community Forum

LANI is a catalytic program dedicated to jump-starting community-driven neighborhood revitalization and improving transit access in challenged Los Angeles communities.  Utilizing its nationally recognized community engagement process, LANI achieves this with:
• COMMUNITY CONSENSUS BUILDING
• TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS
• BUSINESS DISTRICT REVITALIZATION
• URBAN GREENING
• ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING AND SUPPORT

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LANI 7th Annual Community Forum

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LANI will host its annual Community Forum designed to provide real and useful tools for individuals to begin to make positive changes in their own neighborhoods towards building liveable communities. This day-long event is presented free of charge and complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Separate but Eco: Livable Communities for Whom?

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Note: The authors are active advocates in the urban sustainability movement, focusing on non-motorized transportation in low-income urban areas. As mixed race women of color, we believe that we are in a unique position to bridge the advocacy communities trying to better conditions for the urban poor and for the environment. In this series, we […]

City Nears Purchase of Key Parcel for L.A. River Revitalization

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A big property acquisition is underway that will set the stage for planned large-scale revitalization of the Los Angeles River. The City of Los Angeles is expecting to complete the purchase of a former railyard site that Mayor Eric Garcetti and others describe as the “crown jewel” of any large-scale restoration of the river. While there’s a long lineage […]

Five Mega-Projects that Will Transform La Brea

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Hollywood is changing. People traveling along La Brea Avenue have probably noticed there’s a lot of construction happening. Considering that the area has been stagnant for a while, new construction is immediately noticed by anyone familiar with the corridor. And it’s no wonder; many abandoned buildings, parking lots, and blighted areas have been neglected for […]