Published work of the Urban & Environmental Policy staff and faculty.

Measuring LA's Mansion Tax: An Evaluation of Measure ULA's First Year
Peter Dreier, Joan Ling, Scott Cummings, Regina Freer, Manuel Pastor, Ananya Roy, Chris Tilly | April 2024

Ground Truths: Community-Engaged Research for Environmental Justice
Chad Raphael (Editor), Martha Matsuoka (Editor)
Univ of California Press | e-book | January 2024

The Geography and Health Consequences of Oil Drilling in Los Angeles: An Update on a Decade of Research
Bhavna Shamasunder, James Sadd, Emma Silber, Jill Johnston | The Power of Persistence: The Fight to End Neighborhood Oil Drilling in Los Angeles | Summer 2023

Landscape Assessment of the U.S. Environmental Justice Movement: Transformative Strategies for Climate Justice
Ana Isabel Baptista, Sujatha Jesudason, Molly Greenberg, and Adrienne Perovich | Environmental Justice, Vol 16, No 2 | November 2, 2023

Making the Case for Zero-Emission Solutions in Freight: Community Voices for Equity and Environmental Justice
Moving Forward Network | May 2021

Freight Automation: Dangers, Threats, and Opportunities for Health and Equity
Moving Forward Network | April 2021

Zero-Emissions Technology for Freight: Heavy-Duty Trucks - Tools to Advocate for Zero-Emissions Technology
Jimmy O'Dea | Moving Forward Network | October 2020

Working for the Mouse: A Survey of Disneyland Resort Employees
Peter Dreier, Daniel Flaming, Lucero Herrera, Martha Matsuoka, Jane Carlen, and Patrick Burns | Spring 2018

Oil Extraction in Los Angeles: Health, Land Use, and Environmental Justice Consequences
James Sadd and Bhavna Shamasunder | Fall 2015

Trade, Health, Environment: Making the Case for Change
THE Impact Project | June 2009


Pasadena’s Tale of Two Cities: 2019

Peter Dreier and Mark Maier | January 2019





Vegan Meals in LAUSD: A case study and lessons learned for alternatives in school food service

Megan Bomba and Olivia Wilk | June 2018








Promoting Farmers Markets in Los Angeles: Research Findings from the Market Together Project

Megan Bomba | June 2018



Developing Reciprocal Academic & Community Partnerships for a Meaningful & Engaged Public Helath Education: A Model from a Liberal Arts College

Heng Lam Foong, Jacqueline Tran, Jessica Welty, and Robert Gottlieb | March 2018






Working for the Mouse: A Survey of Disneyland Resort Employees

Peter Dreier, Daniel Flaming, Lucero Herrera, Martha Matsuoka, Jane Carlen, and Patrick Burns | Spring 2018











Garden to Cafeteria Steps to Success

Sharon Cech, Sarah Nolan, Rosa Romero Jeffrey Ross, and Carson Lambert | March 2018









Farmers market food assistance guide

Sharon Cech, Megan Bomba, Matthew Sharp, Frank Tamborelo, Jackie Rivera-Krous, Maggie Smart-McCabe, and Aili Osteraas-Constable | March 2018










Community-Based Health and Exposure Study Around Urban Oil Developments in South Los Angeles

Bhavna Shamasunder, Ashley Collier-Oxandale, Jessica Blickley,James Sadd, Marissa Chan,Sandy Navarro, Michael Hannigan and Nicole J. Wong  | Janurary 2018












Democratic Development for Thriving Communities

*Article on the establishment of a $14 million fund for power building strategies to address gentrification and displacement*

Martha Matsuoka and the California Funders Working Group on Gentrifiation and Displacement | Fall 2017











Power, Place and Public Health
Martha Matsuoka, Jennifer Lucky, Alex Desautels, Craig Martinez and Tia Leagnaver | June 2017












School Food Champions, Organizing for Change

Elizabeth Medrano 2016 











Port of Call: on becoming China's entrepôt
Robert Gottlieb | Spring 2015
from Boom: A Journal of California







Democratizing Planning: How Communities Are Raising Their Voices to Transform the I-710 Corridor Project
Martha Matsuoka | October 2014













Global Trade Impacts: Addressing the Health, Social and Environmental Consequences of Moving International Freight through Our Communities
Martha Matsuoka, Andrea Hricko, Robert Gottlieb, Juan DeLara | March 2011












 Los Angeles Fresh Food Access Guide

 Elizabeth Bartlett, Sharon Cech, Jessica Cowley, Robert Gottlieb, Victor Hernandez, Elizabeth Medrano, Zoe Phillips, Rosa Romero, and Yelena Zeltser | 2013













The Transformation of the School Food Environment in Los Angeles: The Link Between Grassroots Organizing and Policy Development and Implementation

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