This document lays out four key strategies to move Los Angeles to a healthier, more equitable land use system, and highlights a selection of policy examples and key opportunities. The strategies outlined in this brief emerged originally from a landscape analysis conducted in advance of the formation of the HEALU Network, and they were expanded and refined by our Network’s multi-sector partners. The four key strategies will:
- Increase the percentage of public funds invested in health-promoting infrastructure in low income communities of color.
- Build capacity in government, the private sector, and community-based organizations for robust community engagement in land use planning and policymaking.
- Accelerate land use innovations and demonstration projects in low-income communities of color, and scale up successful pilot projects to drive policy change.
- Foster cross-government collaboration to embed health and equity in all land use decisions.