The City Project is making California a better place to live, learn, work, and play, with equal justice, democracy, and livability for all.
We are implementing a new vision for healthy, livable communities for all: a comprehensive and coherent web of parks, playgrounds, schools, beaches, forests, and transportation that promotes human health and economic vitality, and reflects the diverse cultural urban landscape.
Our key strategies include: coalition building, policy and legal advocacy outside the courts, multidisciplinary research and analyses, strategic media campaigns, creative engagement of opponents to find common ground, and access to justice through the courts as a last resort.
The values at stake: the simple joys of playing in the park and school field; social cohesion, or bringing people together; improved physical, psychic, and social health; youth development and improved academics; positive alternatives to gangs, crime, and drugs; economic justice including local green jobs; conservation values of climate justice, clean air, water, and land, and habitat protection; art, culture and historic preservation; spiritual values in protecting the earth and its people; and sustainable regional planning. Equal justice and democracy underlie these other values.
The City Project speaks truth to power and provides access to justice.