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News and White Papers
Healthcare and Wellness: Regional Solutions for a National Challenge
The costs of healthcare are increasing at a rate doubling the increase in the Consumer Price Index. An alternative to top-down federally-mandated programs is the development of local patient pools and cooperatives. These programs and insurance products would be focused on a commitment of clients to wellness, including regular checkups, prevention and a pledge to maintain healthy lifestyles.
The Los Angeles Unified School District needs major reform. Nine Major Proposals.
Publications & Projects
- California Regional Network Project An informational project highlighting the collaborative efforts of an extraordinary network of Collaborative Regional Initiatives and regional stewardship organizations spanning the State of California
- Rightsizing Local and Regional Governments - Report
Rghtsizing Local and Regional Governments - Transcript
Methods and Models for Representative Local Governments. Global leaders participating in a day-long symposium share strategies.
- Malibu Coastal Vision - 2008 & 2013
A Vision for the City of Malibu - Working with the Malibu civic community and the City of Malibu to publish a strategic overview
- Calabasas Performing Arts Center
Feasibility Study & Business Model
A special report for Spotlight the Arts and the City of Calabasas California analyzing markets for live entertainment venues in and around the San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Malibu and Las Virgenes.
- Biotechnology in the US-101 Corridor
This report takes an expansive look at the types of companies that are broadly defined as biotechnology and biomedical along the 101 corridor. A Project of The Training Alliance, Chancellor’s Office – California Community Colleges, Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium
- Changing Face of the San Fernando Valley
A regional perspective on the changing demographics of suburban communities in Southern California. How they are changing, and the issues developing as these outlying suburban regions develop urban problems relating to culture, public safety, education and sprawl.
- Community Indicators Report
Includes discussion and assessment of 12 important Community Indicators for the San Fernando Valley, derived from a series of meetings and forums. This project included a large and diverse group of leaders building consensus on community priorities and shared values — tracking the overall “Quality of Life” and sustainability in a given region — Almanac 2000
- Interstate-5 Corridor Study 2007
Economic and Community Development Strategy — Spans an area of north Los Angeles County rich in opportunities for economic growth and community development, and concludes that the Interstate-5 Corridor represents a unique opportunity for future development.
- Interstate-5 Corridor II - 2010
Economic Development Plan — Southern California Association of Governments. This report was financed in part through grants from the United States Department of Transportation.
- Los Angeles in Context
Is a large city such as Los Angeles more or less effective in attracting grants and subventions? A Comparative Analysis of Current and Proposed Cities in Los Angeles County — A collaborative effort with the Rose Institute of State & Local Government — PowerPoint
- Los Angeles Permit Streamlining Task Force 1993
Los Angeles has long been criticized for its cumbersome zoning, planning and entitlement processes. This report is the work product of a year-long process commissioned by the Los Angeles City Council. The process marked the beginning of an ongoing effort to make the city more attractive for business, investment and redevelopment, while maintaining quality of life and protecting neighborhoods. The committee was chaired by CivicCenter's Director, Robert L. Scott.
- Northeast San Fernando Valley
Economic Development Action Collaborative strategy — A collaborative effort with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, the Mulholland Institute and CivicCenter Group PowerPoint
- Our Future Neighborhoods
A discussion of housing and suburban villages in the outlying areas of Los Angeles — PowerPoint
- Panorama City Concept Plan
A national AIA award-winning project compiled and edited from materials primarily generated by the local AIA's Urban Design Assistance Team (UDAT).
- Panorama Place - Fiscal and Economic Impact Study for Redevelopment of Big Box site.
- Prosperity Tomorrow
Describes how a large suburban area can achieve prosperity, and serve as an opportunity region in the coming decades, with the public sector addressing both questions of governance and wider concerns about quality of life. Strategies include the support of the private sector, and a full-scale effort to correct transportation, housing, education and other key infrastructure bottlenecks.
- Public School Choice
Los Angeles Unified School District Reaches "Tipping Point" with Competitive Campuses. Change has come with the recent emergence of a reformist majority.
- Reforming Schools
Strategies for Restructuring Public School Districts, the Los Angeles Unified School District in particular. .
- Rightsizing Local and Regional Governments
Methods and Models for Representative Local Governments. Global leaders participating in a day-long symposium share strategies. Complete Transcript
- Sun Valley Renaissance
Strategies for redeveloping and re-purposing properties in an aging, and heavily-industrial brownfield area of suburban Los Angeles. This area is located at the headwaters of the Los Angeles River, presenting special challenges. Civic intervention and visioning are offered as a means of implementation. A compilation of work product developed primarily by the local American Institute of Architects, Urban Design Assistance Team (UDAT).
- Vision2020: San Fernando Valley
- Vision2020 - Valley Green Team - Strategic Plan 2008
Ongoing strategic planning process, civic implementation of regional stewardship in the six-city 1.8 million-resident San Fernando Valley. The project began in September of 2001 and is yielding tangible results for this area of Southern California.
- Workforce San Gabriel Valley
Harnessing the Intellectual Capital of a large region of east Los Angeles County, California—Summary
- Census County Division and Statistics
San Fernando Valley — Background paper
- Healthcare and Access
Regional Solutions for a National Challenge — A discussion focused on analyzing the complex challenges of healthcare, wellness, status of the debate, hospital issues, insurance as a business, cost drivers, seniors, the uninsured, de facto cost controls. Part One of a series.
- NBC-Universal Development Plans
A summary paper of the proposed transit-oriented-development for Universal City, California
- Newspapers in the Internet Age — How one regional newspaper is adapting to sea changes in publishing
- Public School Choice — Los Angeles Unified School District Reaches "Tipping Point" with Competitive Campuses. Change has come with the recent emergence of a reformist majority.
- Reforming Schools— Strategies for Restructuring Public School Districts