The West County Indicators Project, led by Pacific Institute, released its report on June 15, "Measuring What Matters, Neighborhood Research for Economic and Environmental Health and Justice in Richmond, North Richmond, and San Pablo." The full-color bilingual 108 page report has a wealth of neighborhood-level data, including community testimonies, photos, maps, solutions that can work, and resources for making these solutions a reality. This report, a three-year undertaking, is one of the first neighborhood-level health projects of this size with research work and community support from seven local organizations.
This report will help community groups and local government to lobby for solutions and changes that are outlined inside. To download the report, please go here: http://www.pacinst.org/reports/measuring_what_matters/
Design Action collaborated with Pacific Institute on the design and production of this report to present the information in a useful and user-friendly way. We are honored to have been part of such a successful and important project.
Check out the news coverage of the release of the "Measuring What Matters:"
Report Shows Environmental and Economic Issues Impacting East Bay Neighborhoods
KTVU News Story – almost 3 minutes long, 6/15/09
Report Flags Environmental, Economic Concerns for West Contra Costa County Community
Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, 6/16/09
New Report Outlines Problems Facing West Contra Costa County
East Bay Express – 6/15/09