Volume III: Full Publication

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Oakland Chinatown – Displacement Vulnerability and the Ethnic Economic Enclave

By Beki McElvain Low-income immigrant enclaves are particularly susceptible to displacement as a result of transportation-oriented development (TOD) projects in their urban neighborhoods. Too often, economic revival projects have failed to recognize this risk, despite steps taken within the planning process to promote equitable development.  The relationship between redevelopment and displacement is especially important to…

Volume II: Full Publication

This is the full PDF of The Policy Forum: Volume II. Please be sure to reference The Policy Forum and cite our contributors’ work appropriately if you reference this copyrighted publication. If you would like us to send you a bound and printed version of this volume, please contact us and we will send you a…

The Dumping/Donating Divide: Waste Management in West Oakland

Elizabeth Welsh, MPP 2014 Dumping is the illegal or improper disposal of any item including household waste, hazardous waste, and municipal waste like construction and demolition debris. In Oakland, dumping is a problem of serious scope with public health ramifications and environmental toxicology risks. It restricts properly values, contributes to a state of blight, and…

A Comparative Policy Analysis of Basic Skills Education in Peralta Community College District

Lillian Mano. MPP 2012 The Status of California Community Colleges Today: Critical to California’s Future Community colleges have long served as a beacon of democratized educational opportunity. Since 1901, community colleges have sought to provide accessible and quality education to anyone desiring upward mobility and personal educational achievement through post-secondary education. California community colleges (CCCs)…