Racial equity and inclusion in local government services


Guide racial equity in programs and services

Apply a racial equity lens to city and county programs, services, and initiatives by using maps, spatial analysis, and dashboards to ensure equitable experiences and outcomes for communities of color. Measure results, set targets, and engage communities for maximum impact.

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Ensure access to healthy and affordable food

Reveal gaps in access to affordable, healthy food for communities of color. Use maps and spatial analysis to visualize racial inequities where supermarkets and convenience stores lack produce and other nutritious food, and employ ground truth data to engage communities. Explore the potential impact of policy changes, and track progress in your city or county.

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Address racial inequities in education

Identify racial inequities in access to broadband, pre-K, and high-quality K–12 education and design more equitable experiences. Maps and spatially enabled tools for community engagement can provide insight into disparities and inform better decisions. Use map-centric dashboards to assess the impact of your efforts to ensure that all families in your community are thriving.

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Create transparency in policing

Maps and spatially enabled tools can help bring together police agencies and the communities they serve to better understand, communicate, and engage on community-wide issues. Their use also allows agencies to increase trust within the community by providing greater transparency of activities, data collection, and how police-community initiatives are designed and performing.

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Datasets to help local governments further racial equity and social justice



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Equity in urban design for the LA River

An urban designer applies qualitative and quantitative insights to ensure equity in the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries revitalization plan.

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