Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Initiative
SELA region is 62 square miles and includes 11 cities, 4 unincorporated areas, a high proportion of manufacturing and warehousing, and major highway and rail facilities serving port related freight (Figure 1). The population is majority Hispanic, generally low income, and classified by the state’s primary environmental burden mapping tool, CalEnviroScreen, as having high pollution burden. This case study is motivated by and leverages an earlier analysis of the area conducted by USC in 2017 in collaboration with the CSULA Pat Brown Institute and the SELA Collaborative, a partnership of 11 community and non-profit organizations (Giuliano et al, 2018). The research subtasks performed as part of this proposal are based on the abovementioned analysis and community input, including input received at a November 2017 community summit that gathered over 250 local elected officials, civic leaders, and community members. There are two main research subtasks in this the SELA initiative research plan and one engagement and outreach subtask.
P.I. Name & Address
Funding source: Strategic Growth Council
Funding amount: $422,500
Start and end dates: 10/1/18 to 9/30/20