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February 27, 2018

 Researchers at Occidental College and Economic Roundtable found that 74 percent of Disneyland workers run out of money by the end of the month, can’t make ends meet. The report, "Working for the Mouse: A Survey of Disneyland Employees," summarizes the findings of a survey of 5,000 employees who work at the resort and theme park in Southern California.

October 13, 2017
The Moving Forward conference will bring together organizers, advocates, regulators, developers, industry, planners, and policymakers. These leaders are working in and with communities to share lessons, craft strategies, and build skills, and they commit to moving forward together to build power and change conditions in communities across the globe.
Global Cities Event Poster
October 12, 2017

Come celebrate and hear UEPI Founder and Oxy Emeritus Professor Bob Gottlieb and Hong Kong's former Chief Research Officers at Civic Exchange Simon Ng talk about their new book, Global Cities: Urban Environmental in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, And China" at Library Braun Room, Occidental College, at 5-7pm. 

January 31, 2017

More people took the Metro in L.A. January 21 than rode Washington, DC's Metro on Innauguration Day. Read Bob Gottlieb's blog post.

December 12, 2016

Bhavna Shamasunder, UEP Assistant Professor & Janette Robinson Flint, Executive Director of Black Women for Wellness

December 8, 2016

Occidental College and the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute congratulate Peter Dreier for his lifelong commitment to social justice. We celebrate Peter as a colleague, teacher, organizer, author, mentor, and friend. Click here for the program.

November 11, 2016

Danielle Raskin, Senior, Urban & Environmental Policy Department, Occidental College, Class of 2017

October 30, 2016

Study Shows Thousands of UC Administrative, Clerical, and Support Staff Go Hungry Due to Low Wages