Equity

A bill will attempt to bring some equity to the flagrantly inequitable rebate program that subsidizes purchases of Electric Vehicles. Additional subsidies would be directed to low income families. Rebates could also be used for car share and transit.
Yesterday   Los Angeles Times
A basic economic principle is that resource consumption tends to be most efficient and equitable if prices (what consumers pay for a good) reflect marginal costs (the full costs of producing that good), unless a subsidy is specifically justified. Opinion
Feb 26, 2014   By Todd Litman
Some commentators recently expressed outraged that governments spend money on cycling improvements. Opinion
Nov 28, 2013   By Todd Litman
Successful parks require good design in both the physical and the social realms. However according to Los Angeles County Planner Dr. Clement Lau, the former too often overshadows the latter.
Sep 16, 2013   UrbDeZine
In the first entry in a series exploring the connection between the processes and products of Placemaking and city governance, PPS explores how "Place Governance" can increase leadership, equity, and cohesion among citizens.
Mar 20, 2013   Project for Public Spaces blog
The process by which creative types colonize a distressed neighborhood, making it safe for hipsters and developers, has become a common template for urban revitalization efforts. Neeraj Mehta asks who is served, and who isn't, by these forces.
Oct 30, 2012   Next American City
In the last installment of a three-part series on "Buy Here Pay Here" car dealerships, Ken Bensinger reports on the link between car ownership and income among the poor. Historically, legislation for low-income car ownership has been resisted.
Nov 4, 2011   Los Angeles Times
At the Ford foundations 75th anniversary, Citiwire’s Neal Peirce reports how “ground urban strategies in inclusion and equity” is the secret to a “Just City.”
Jul 27, 2011   Citiwire
The Great City blog argues that Washington State's 18th Amendment "violates the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, perpetuating discrimination in the state's transportation system."
Sep 9, 2010   Great City
Opinion
Jul 12, 2010   By Todd Litman
BART's people-mover connection to the Oakland Airport is jeopardized by an FTA ruling that the agency failed to reach out to minorities, potentially denying the agency of $70 million in stimulus funds. Might the funds go to other transit needs?
Jan 26, 2010   SF Gate - Oakland Blog