Applied Research: Mapping


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Examples from SAJE of using various kinds of mapping for applied research, organizing, and strategic planning.

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Applied Research: Mapping

  1. 1. urban land reform <ul><li>action research for power, people, and possibilities </li></ul>
  2. 2. SAJE’s mission is to impact public and corporate policy in a manner that: Provides concrete economic benefits to working class people, Increases the economic rights of working class people, and Builds leadership through a movement for economic justice In the process, SAJE creates models of economic democracy that are replicable and sustainable.
  3. 3. Rich City, Poor City
  4. 4. Rich City Staples Center Billionaire Phillip Anschutz, owns: Qwest communications empire 7 professional soccer teams L.A. Kings hockey franchise, 25% of L.A. Lakers Sports arenas: L.A., London, Berlin 10,000 downtown lofts Average tenant earns $100,000 year University of Southern California L.A.’s largest private employer Owns 200 properties off campus $2 billion endowment
  5. 5. Poor City Downtown Homeless Thousands live on the street, 5-7,000 in residential hotels L.A.’s Worst Slumlords Oldest housing 50-100 years Boom makes slum conditions worse 200,000 working class people Most are poor – median income is less than half of the city’s. 86% are renters 74% Latino 12% African-American 5% Asian
  6. 6. The Promise Redevelopment & Renewal <ul><li>2001 “Staples Agreement” </li></ul><ul><li>2,700 living wage & union jobs </li></ul><ul><li>local hiring </li></ul><ul><li>affordable housing </li></ul><ul><li>parks & recreation </li></ul><ul><li>300 tenants </li></ul><ul><li>30 community organizations </li></ul><ul><li>5 unions </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Problem Displacement & Gentrification <ul><li>2002-2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Property values skyrocket </li></ul><ul><li>I llegal evictions </li></ul><ul><li>Slum conditions increase </li></ul><ul><li>Displacement </li></ul><ul><li>Community Response </li></ul><ul><li>Tenant organizing & education </li></ul><ul><li>Legal defense </li></ul><ul><li>Policy campaigns </li></ul>
  8. 8. Long-Term Goals An Urban Land Reform Strategy <ul><li>Criminalize Slumlords </li></ul><ul><li>Redevelopment Reform </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Tenants’ Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Land for People </li></ul><ul><li>Build SAJE </li></ul>
  9. 9. Criminalize Slumlords <ul><li>“ Big Fish” strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Increase fines & penalties </li></ul><ul><li>Felonies for worst offenders </li></ul><ul><li>Abatement, receivership, forfeiture </li></ul>
  10. 11. Danpour Network
  11. 12. Universal Tenants Rights in California <ul><li>Consolidate local & regional allies </li></ul><ul><li>Build statewide alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative strategy </li></ul>
  12. 13. Saje Network
  13. 14. Saje Network Core
  14. 15. Redevelopment Reform <ul><li>No Net Loss housing policy </li></ul><ul><li>Preserve residential hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Build replacement housing up front </li></ul><ul><li>Extended relocation benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Local hiring and training </li></ul>
  15. 16. Land for People Figueroa Corridor Community Land Trust <ul><li>Partners: </li></ul><ul><li>SAJE </li></ul><ul><li>Figueroa Corridor Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>for Economic Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles Community </li></ul><ul><li>Design Center </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Esperanza Community </li></ul><ul><li>Housing Corporation </li></ul>
  16. 17. cecilia’s house
  17. 20. <ul><li>OUR AGENDA </li></ul><ul><li>Preserve Affordable Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Create mixed communities & use </li></ul><ul><li>Improve quality of life for existing/remaining low-income tenants </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent & mitigate displacement to extent possible </li></ul><ul><li>Build higher density housing </li></ul><ul><li>Take land off market </li></ul><ul><li>OUR AGENDA </li></ul><ul><li>Buy low, sell high </li></ul><ul><li>“ Milk it” </li></ul><ul><li>Profit maximize </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown “revitalization” </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Displacement @ lowest possible costs </li></ul><ul><li>Mega Development </li></ul>10 Critical to our success – MUST HAVE! INCLINED TOWARDS ACTIVE SUPPORT 6 Important 4 Nice to have on our side 2 So what DIE HARD DIE HARD ACTIVE SUPPORT INCLINED TOWARDS Inclusionary Zoning H.E.R.E. EC Fight minor Growth w/ Justice CIR INS Raids Elections Nov/March Football Baseball Stadium Gentrification – Mega Development Housing Shortage Crisis State fiscal crisis – no public resources Real Estate Speculators Displacement – Disruption of entire community Bad housing conditions <ul><li>Following ranked 2 – our </li></ul><ul><li>agenda & inclined towards: </li></ul><ul><li>County Fed </li></ul><ul><li>H.E.R.E. Local 11 </li></ul><ul><li>SEIU 1877 </li></ul><ul><li>LA EcoVillage </li></ul><ul><li>KYCC </li></ul><ul><li>Concerned Citizens of SCentral </li></ul><ul><li>New Economics ‘4’ Women </li></ul>Loft dwellers “ gentrifiers” Small Business Owners 4 – Gets Attention our agenda & Inclined Towards Long-term African-American & Immigrant residents Shamus Corp PACs CD 9, Pico Union, Hoover N.Councils SEC, NA, PU Central City Association Neighborhood Council Downtown USC Mayor Hahn Jan Perry Bernard Parks Frank McHugh CRA Padilla Ludlow Reyes, Garcetti Villaraigosa <ul><li>ECHC </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>LACDC </li></ul><ul><li>LAFLA – CEC </li></ul><ul><li>SAJE </li></ul>8 Very Important to our success Staples Money Partners Weingart Foundation LAFLA – EDC Shorebank FCCEJ CA Comm Foundation ICE CES Gilbert L.
  18. 21. Figueroa Corridor 2006