The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College is an applied research and advocacy center. Our mission is to advance community-driven programs and policies to build healthy, thriving communities while achieving social, economic, and environmental justice.

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Pasadena’s Tale of Two Cities: 2019

Authored by Peter Dreier and Mark Maier. Download the report.

Working for the Mouse: A Survey of Disneyland Resort Employees

A report by researchers at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College and the Economic Roundtable finds that Disneyland employees in Anaheim, Calif. are paid so little, one in ten employees has experienced homelessness recently and two-thirds of park workers don’t have enough food to eat three meals a day.