PEOPLE'S PLANNING SCHOOL 

 
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PARTNERS
Building Healthy Communities - Long Beach, Housing Long Beach, Walk Long Beach, and The California Endowment 

COMPLETION DATE
Ongoing

ROLE
Collaborator

I’m amazed that being a Long Beach native still means that I can
be unaware of many diverse areas of Long Beach, including the vibrant community of Drake Park. The People’s Planning School really showed me how much more I need to learn about my hometown to be an engaged citizen.
— Khemara Has, PPS participant

Long Beach’s People’s Planning School – a collaboration between City Fabrick, Building Healthy Communities Long Beach, Housing Long Beach and other community organizations – empowers residents by teaching the basics of city planning. Courses are taught by local experts in the field of housing, equitable development, sustainability and transportation, providing local residents with increased knowledge about how cities form and evolve as well as the political and policy forces that effect those changes. Currently in its second year, the People's Planning School is being taught in Spanish and English to broaden the program’s reach in the community.