Community power in the 21st century must be backed up by community knowledge. That knowledge depends on strong research partnerships involving those impacted by the data. WOEIP is committed to finding the data or designing the research to support successful resident-driven advocacy. We share this knowledge freely and welcome community members to use our reports for positive change in Oakland and beyond.
Quality of life and community resilience
Collaborative Cohesion: The Necessity for a Standardized Community/City Social Cohesion Model for Kresge’s Climate Resilient Plan
This report summarizes the existing information on social cohesion and its potential policy use in solving issues of gentrification.
The Quality of Life: Environmental and Societal Issues in Oakland
The purpose of this survey was to figure out what the residents of Oakland thought were important issues in their neighborhoods and to see if concerns varied by neighborhood. Following on other public health studies comparing demographic differences between the Oakland Hills and the flatlands neighborhoods, we sought to determine if differences in attitudes toward climate impacts also exist between these broad areas of our city.
Neighborhood Knowledge for Change
The Pacific Institute began its Environmental Indicators Project (EIP) by facilitating a community-driven process where residents selected the neighborhood indicators they wanted to track; collected, analyzed, and reported on the selected indicators; and supported the continuing use of this data to advocate for positive change in West Oakland.
Health and environment
Community-Based Climate Adaptation Planning: Case Study of Oakland, California
Here, we provide a detailed analysis of climate impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation options in a major economic center: Oakland, California. The goal of this study is to inform the development of a comprehensive and equitable climate adaptation plan effort.
Paying with Our Health: The Real Cost of Freight Transport in California
In this report we show that pollution from freight transport severely burdens Californians, especially the predominantly low-income people of color living close to freight transport hubs. We present data on the high and often hidden health, economic, and social costs that are not accounted for by the freight transport industry. And we tell the stories of people who live, work, and play near California’s freight transport hubs.
West Oakland Truck Survey
This study was initiated to address uncertainties raised in the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) conducted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in 2008 to assess health risks from diesel exhaust in the West Oakland community (Diesel Particulate Matter Health Risk Assessment for the West Oakland Community).