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​Poverty levels in the six-county SCAG region have jumped from 1.9 million people in 1990 to 3.2 million in 2012. U.S. Census Bureau data also shows one in four children in the region are living in poverty. This information, along with a report on the region's economic recovery, will be the focus of a presentation at the 4th Annual Economic Recovery & Job Creation Summit, happening December 5, 2013. For more information, please download the attached press release.

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Walnut Park, Calif. – The County of Los Angeles and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Go Human campaign invite residents and visitors to bike, walk, skate or roll to Camina en Walnut Park, a free street festival to be held on Saturday, June 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The goal of the event is to allow residents and visitors to test out and provide feedback to the County on potential street improvements along Pacific Boulevard.

Camina en Walnut Park will bring together friends and neighbors to enjoy free family-friendly activities including a bike rodeo, bicycle repair station, local performers, giveaways, music, a County resource fair and more. The event will feature a multi-use walk and bike path and crosswalk enhancements on Pacific Boulevard. Residents and visitors can test these temporary street improvements that make walking and biking easier, safer and more enjoyable.

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​Major demographic trends, including new research findings on key patterns in generational housing choices, transportation demands and fertility rates, were the subject of discussion between some of the region’s top economists and demographic experts Monday at the University of Southern California.

The 29th annual Demographic Workshop, hosted by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, addressed the theme “Lasting Demographic Impacts after the Recovery,” sharing analysis and insight on the region’s shifting housing needs, transportation demands and economic revitalization in the wake of the Great Recession. 

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A new white paper released by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and Orange County Business Council (OCBC) points to promising opportunities for redevelopment which could translate to tens of thousands of new workforce housing units in the next decade in Orange County.

The SCAG, OCBC white paper, titled “Retail Land Use in Orange County: An Examination of Future Potential,” identifies several thousand acres of Orange County commercial-retail property with strong potential to be repurposed for more efficient land use.

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