How Land Use Can Keep Us Safe

tceIn certain communities across California, students not only have to worry about hostile traffic conditions while walking and bicycling to school, but also about crossing multiple gang turfs.  Not only does this prevent them from being physically active, it also affects their ability to learn and attend classes.  Safety is necessary and integral for community health but how do communities incorporate violence prevention and land use decisions to get youth safely to and from school?

Join the California Endowment (TCE), LAANE, and Policy Link and partners across the state on Monday December 9th to 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.  The meeting will also include information 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 improve their communities.

Please join partners at TCE offices across the state the for a videoconference/conference call on how land use can keep us safe. This is the second in the California Endowment’s 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.

Join the 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

TCE has 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

Click Here to RSVP

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