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Our Commitment to Confronting Racism in Policy, Systems, and Environmental Work

Our hearts mourn for the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark, and countless other Black Americans at the hands of police. This is a pattern that must end. At WALKSacramento, our mission is to improve quality of life and health equity through community-centered policy and systems change in land use, …

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On COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Desire for Public Space

For all of its challenges and heartbreak, COVID-19 has given us a glimpse of what could be possible. Streets are empty of cars commuting to work, school, and errands. The air is cleaner than it’s been in decades due to dramatically reduced amounts of driving. More people are out walking now than ever before – to stretch their legs, enjoy …

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CPTED and Us: A New Tool for Livable Communities

Congratulations to WALKSacramento staff Molly and Alicia for receiving their Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Professional Designations this month! Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach that prioritizes design strategies in the built environment to create safe spaces and deter criminal activity. While born through the law enforcement field, we’ve found that …

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What We’re Reading 12.21.18

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City of Sacramento Approves Car Wash in Transit Oriented Development – Here’s Why We’re Concerned

On Thursday, May 24th, the City of Sacramento Planning & Design Commission approved the development of a Quick Quack Car Wash in the College Square South site on Bruceville Road just east of Cosumnes River College. The project site is within 1/4 of a mile of a light rail station and designated as a Transit …

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