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LA2050 Goals

We believe that in order to track and drive progress, Angelenos must first be united by a shared vision of success for the region.

In 2013, we asked Angelenos to share their vision for the future of Los Angeles and with your help, developed a series of draft goals for LA in the year 2050.

We wanted to hear community feedback on these draft goals, so we launched #LA2050Listens – a series of events led by local organizations to solicit feedback on the draft LA2050 goals from a broad group of Angelenos. And, we listened.

Below is a map of the organizations who hosted #LA2050Listens events all around LA, and helped us finalize the LA2050 Goals. Get to know the twenty organizations that helped make this possible.

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#LA2050Listens Celebration

LIFT-Los Angeles

South LA

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#LA2050Listens

Heart of Los Angeles

Central LA

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#LA2050Listens

Violence Prevention Coalition

Central LA, East LA , South LA , San Gabriel Valley

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CARECEN Community Forum

Central American Resource Center, CARECEN

Pico Union/Westlake

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#ProduceLA2050

filmanthropos & the Center for Nonprofit Management

Central LA

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Expo Explorers

railLA

Los Angeles Metro, Westside

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Pacoima 2050, North Figueroa 2050

Pacoima Beautiful, California Natural Resources Agency, Los Angeles Streetsblog, Placeit.org, The Bike Oven, #Fig4All

East LA, San Gabriel Valley

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#LA2050Listens

USC Art of Leadership

Central LA, Westside

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#UCLA2050 Symposium

USAC Office of the President and Fowler Museum at UCLA

Westside

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#LA2050Listens on the LA River

LA River Revitalization Corporation

San Fernando Valley

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(AU)LA2050Listens

Antioch University Los Angeles

East LA

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Elysian Valley Community Celebration

LA-Más, Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch

Elysian Valley in Northeast LA

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LA2050 Cypress Park/Lincoln Heights Walk

Los Angeles Walks

Northeast LA, Downtown LA

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Our Future Spring Festival

Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita & Antelope Valley

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#LA2050Listens

The Hub LA

East LA, Mid-city, South LA, West LA

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Skid Row Speaks Out!

Downtown Women's Center

Skid Row

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#LA2050Listens Sidewalk Engagement

From Lot to Spot

South LA

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T.R.U.S.T. South LA

Theater of the Oppressed

South LA , Rolland Curtis Gardens housing complex

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What’s Your Utopia?

KCHUNG/Thank You For Coming

Atwater Village

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MacArthur Park Story Gathering Event

LA Commons

MacArthur Park Area

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WITH YOUR HELP, WE ENGAGED NEARLY 30,000 ANGELENOS

30,000+

AT 25 #LA2050LISTENS EVENTS

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The #LA2050Listens events engaged more than
30,000 Angelenos, from Central LA to the San Fernando Valley.

Engagement methods ranged from community conversations over basket weaving to a storytelling summit at MacArthur Park, a “sidewalk engagement” session, and even a radio show where Angelenos were able to chat live and discuss their vision for the future of LA.

Goals

Overall 9 out of 10 participants felt the draft goals represented their vision for Los Angeles in 2050.

Neighborhoods

24 percent of attendees were from Central LA

14 percent of attendees were from East LA

16 percent of attendees were from South LA

11 percent of attendees were from West LA

8 percent of attendees were from San Fernando Valley

Age Range

12 percent of participants were 12-18

13 percent of participants were 19-24

27 percent of participants were 25-32

25 percent of participants were 33-40

10 percent of participants were 41-50

13 percent of participants were 50+

Race/Ethicity

14 percent of attendees identified as Asian American/Pacific Islander

14 percent of attendees identified as Black/African-American

27 percent of attendees identified as Latino(a)/Hispanic

7 percent of attendees identified as Middle Eastern

11 percent of attendees identified as Multiracial/Mixed race

4 percent of attendees identified as Native American, Indigenous, American Indian

20 percent of attendees identified as White/Caucasian

Income

65 percent of attendees self-identified as low income

35 percent of attendees self-identifies as middle or upper class

Examples of Engagement:

  • LA COMMONS hosted a storytelling summit at Mac Arthur Park in which youth interviewed Angelenos on their vision for the future of Los Angeles
  • LOT TO SPOT hosted a "sidewalk engagement" session, aka a block party on the goals and participants were able to create visuals of their vision for the future of Los Angeles!
  • DOWNTOWN WOMEN’S CENTER hosted an interactive ideation session with members of the Skidrow community and local organizers
  • railLA hosted Expo Explorers, in which Angelenos explored and reflected on the goals through visiting various areas of Los Angeles by riding the Expo line
  • KCHUNG/THANK YOU FOR COMING hosted a radio session where Angelenos were able to chat live and discuss their vision for the future of Los Angeles!

Thank you for making this possible!

LA2050 Goals

Based on that feedback, here are the LA2050 Goals that
will influence LA2050’s activities in 2014 and beyond.

In cases where data is insufficient or not yet available, we’ve included a
list of “dream metrics” which – when data becomes available – we hope to track.

LA IS THE BEST PLACE TO LEARN

Our region offers opportunities for lifelong learning, allowing all residents to contribute their skills, talents, and abilities to society.

By 2050, all Los Angeles students will have access to early education programs, every high school student will graduate and be college and career ready, and all parents will be engaged and empowered to direct their children’s learning. LA will capitalize on its concentration of higher education facilities to foster new businesses, advance research, and spur innovation.


LA2050 Metrics (Shaped by YOU):

  1. Percentage of children enrolled in early education programs
  2. Percent of community college students completing a certificate, degree, or transfer-related program in six years
  3. Youth unemployment and underemployment
  4. District-wide graduation rates
  5. HS student proficiency in English & Language Arts and Math
  6. Academic Performance Index* scores
  7. College matriculation rates
  8. Student education pipeline (an integrated network of pre-schools, K-12 institutions, and higher education systems that prepares students for seamless transitions between high school, higher education institutions, and the workforce -- similar to the Commit! Partnership dashboard) (Dream Metric)
  9. Suspension and expulsion rates (Dream Metric)
  10. Truancy rates in elementary and middle schools (Dream Metric)
  11. Students perceived sense of safety at and on the way to school (Dream Metric)

* The API is being revised to incorporate Common Core standards and will be suspended for two years. The new baseline for the API will be computed for the 2015-16 academic year.

Your ideas on how to get there:

  1. More parent education classes
  2. More restorative justice programs

Do you have more ideas? Let us know!

LA IS THE BEST PLACE TO CREATE

Our region empowers its residents to harness their creativity by fostering entrepreneurship, cultural diversity, and inclusivity.

In 2050, Los Angeles will continue to play host to the largest concentration of working artists in the nation and provide support to maintain (and build) its robust collection of arts establishments. It will lead the nation in manufacturing and become an international leader in technology and innovation. Our region will be a center for entrepreneurial activity that creates jobs and generates wealth for a diverse, flexible, and talented workforce. LA’s business community will reflect the diversity of our region, enhancing our international business opportunities.


LA2050 Metrics (Shaped by YOU):

  1. Employment in the creative industries
  2. Arts establishments per capita
  3. Concentration of manufacturing activity in LA
  4. Federal research grant funding
  5. Patents per capita
  6. Jobs per capita
  7. Minority- and women-owned firms
  8. Gini coefficient
  9. Number of high growth startups
  10. Venture capital investment
  11. Measures of cultural and global economic influence (“soft power”) (Dream Metric)
  12. Recruiting and retention rates for local higher education institutions (Dream Metric)
  13. Percentage of graduates from local higher education institutions that remain in LA County 5 years after graduating (Dream Metric)
  14. Unemployment rates (and opportunities) for the formerly incarcerated (Dream Metric)

Your ideas on how to get there:

  1. Universal day care
  2. Support programs to increase women’s returns to work after childbirth
  3. Increase business partnerships and job training in SkidRow to alleviate homelessness

Do you have more ideas? Let us know!

LA IS THE BEST PLACE TO PLAY

Our region is a place where people of all ages have easy access to clean, safe, and sustainable venues to enjoy the natural environment, arts and cultural resources, and local beaches, waterways, and open space.

In 2050, people of all ages will enjoy safe homes, safe neighborhoods, and safe places to play. Every neighborhood will provide its residents with vibrant park space, every child will have access to afterschool enrichment programs, and residents will love their neighborhoods.


LA2050 Metrics (Shaped by YOU)

  1. Access to open space and park facilities
  2. Number of children enrolled in afterschool programs
  3. Per capita crime rates
  4. Percentage of residents that feel safe in their neighborhoods
  5. Attendance at major league sporting events
  6. Residents within ¼ mile of a park (Dream Metric)
  7. Number of residents with easy access to a “vibrant” park (Dream Metric)
  8. Number of parks with intergenerational play opportunities (Dream Metric)
  9. Number (and quality) of informal spaces for play (Dream Metric)

Your ideas on how to get there:

  1. Ensure that afterschool programs teach valuable life skills to youth, such as healthy eating and financial literacy.
  2. More security after dark, more light
  3. More organized sports leagues
  4. Increased access to recreational facilities
  5. Green our streets
  6. Planting more drought-tolerant plants
  7. Reimagined rest stops on sides of road and bus stops. Active rest areas engaged and determined by each community

Do you have more ideas? Let us know!

LA IS THE BEST PLACE TO CONNECT

Our region is a place where every resident has the opportunity to engage and interact with other Angelenos and are empowered to contribute meaningfully in civic processes.

In 2050, Los Angeles will be the most civically engaged region in the U.S., with multiple online and offline platforms for residents to voice their opinions and influence elected officials, decision-makers, and local government. Our region’s voting rates and volunteerism will lead the nation, and an expanded network of transportation options will facilitate the easy flow of people and ideas.


LA2050 Metrics (Shaped by YOU):

  1. Rates of volunteerism
  2. Voting rates by race
  3. Adults getting sufficient social & emotional support
  4. Median travel time to work
  5. Attendance at cultural events
  6. Number of public transit riders
  7. Participation in neighborhood councils
  8. Percentage of Angelenos that volunteer informally (Dream Metric)
  9. Government responsiveness to residents’ needs (Dream Metric)
  10. Transit-accessible housing and employment (the share of housing units and percentage of jobs that are located within a half-mile of transit) (Dream Metric)
  11. Total number of local social media friends and connections Angelenos have (Dream Metric)
  12. Attendance at public/open streets gatherings (Dream Metric)
  13. Residential segregation (Dream Metric)
  14. Access to free wifi (Dream Metric)

Your ideas on how to get there:

  1. The cost of public transportation should be affordable and there should be more direct/rapid lines between LA neighborhoods
  2. Diversity and access to places/resources providing language education to people of all age

Do you have more ideas? Let us know!

LA IS THE HEALTHIEST PLACE TO LIVE

Our region’s residents have the economic means and cultural capital to lead active, healthy lives, and everyone benefits from a sustainable environment.

In 2050, Los Angeles will have the nation’s lowest obesity rates and every neighborhood will have access to healthy, affordable food. Every family will be able to afford quality health care and housing. And no families will face environmental health hazards because of where they live or how much money they make.


LA2050 Metrics (Shaped by YOU):

  1. Access to healthy food
  2. Healthcare access
  3. Exposure to air toxins
  4. Number of households below the self-sufficiency index
  5. Percent of imported water
  6. Obesity rates
  7. Rates of homelessness
  8. Walk/bike/transit score
  9. Acres and miles of polluted waterways
  10. Rates of mental illness
  11. Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (Dream Metric)
  12. Percentage of LA communities that are resilient (Dream Metric)
  13. Percentage of residents receiving coordinated healthcare services (Dream Metric)
  14. Percentage of tree canopy cover (Dream Metric)

Do you have more ideas? Let us know!

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