Capstone Studio Projects: 2019-2020

City of Pomona, CA

Gaining Momentum: Moving Towards A Livable, Vibrant, And Resilient Pomona

A consortium of city departments, institutions and community-based non-profits are pursuing a Transformative Climate Communities Grant for Pomona.  The “Pomona ACTS Working Group” has identified a preliminary 5 sq. mile project area and is in the process of developing a grant proposal, which includes downtown, parts of four historic districts, and the future Metro Gold Line station. This project supports the development of the grant proposal, but also expand this work to examine resiliency strategies aimed at strengthening Pomona neighborhoods in the face of climate change.  

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City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Destination Rancho Cucamonga: Leveraging this Community’s Assets Now to Build Resilience for the Future

The City of Rancho Cucamonga is initiating a process to update their General Plan and is looking at several challenges that face the City due to anticipated impacts of climate change.  The mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, the adaptation to anticipated changes, and the strengthening of neighborhoods, are important considerations as they consider the future of their city.  These considerations present serious challenges for the city which has grown tremendously around reliance on the automobile and strong history rooted in being a “Route 66” community.

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City of Riverside, CA

Neighbor First: Self-Sustaining Communities for a Resilient Riverside

The City of Riverside is addressing challenges of affordable housing and food security through an ambitious resiliency plan. This includes assessing neighborhoods for the potential integration of housing options, food access, transit connections and other resources essential for daily life. This project supports these City efforts by exploring the nexus between housing and food security, with particular attention paid to the anticipated impacts on climate change. 

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