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How can land use improve a city’s overall sustainability?

Oil pump jack near residential neighborhood

With an eye on equity, inclusivity, and sustainability, planners can have a profound impact on the lives of their citizens, especially when considering how land use impacts so much of what we do.

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Highlight: Former City Planner Raul Escobedo

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Highlight: Former City Planner Raul Escobedo

Hired in the 1970s to engage residents through a cultural and ethnic approach, Raul Escobedo was one of Los Angeles City Planning’s first influential Chicano planners. During his time with the Department, Raul successfully encouraged high numbers of Latino residents to participate in the planning process for the first time.

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