Entries by CNK Staff

White House adds new initiative for Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian visibility

CNK Director Paul Ong was recently featured in an NBC News article about challenges facing Asian American communities during the pandemic. One study co-authored by Ong found that Asian-owned businesses were hit the hardest during the pandemic due to halts in customer-facing operations as well as increased racism. To better support lower-income and underrepresented Asian American […]

Assessing the Incorporation of Racial Equity into Analytical and Modeling Practices in Transportation Planning

This report examines if and to what extent state-level transportation departments in four states incorporate race and equity considerations into transportation planning technical analyses and modeling practices, particularly for long-range transportation plans, and how such equity-infused practices can be improved. The research team from UCLA CNK, ITS, and the Luskin Center for Innovation. examined relevant […]

Report Highlights ‘Atmosphere of Fear’ for Asian American Employees

A KQED article featured new research from the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge on the rising incidence of anti-Asian hate crimes. CNK collaborated with the California-based coalition Stop AAPI Hate to produce a report based on the findings of a national survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander employees. Those surveyed reported alarmingly high rates […]

The Lens: HIV Prevalence and COVID-19 Vulnerabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed concerns about social and structural factors related to health disparities, including those related to HIV. The HIV Prevalence and COVID-19 Vulnerabilities Mapping Tool was developed to better understand geographic health and social disparities related to persons living with HIV/AIDs. This tool was created by the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge in […]

Evaluating 2020 Census Data for L.A. County by Comparing Parcel-Based Housing Counts

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts an enumeration of the population every decade. This information is compiled to assist local officials in the redrawing of political boundaries in response to population changes to ensure that electoral districts are equal in population size. While the goal for every decennial census is a complete and accurate count, it […]

South LA Decides: Child Data and Mapping Portal

This Child Data and Mapping Portal is designed to provide stakeholders in South Los Angeles with information about the socioeconomic status of young children and their neighborhoods. The portal helps empower community members by providing insights that inform, focus, and sharpen their advocacy on behalf of children with the goal of improving their future. The […]

Keeping the Stove On: COVID-19 and Utility Debt

New research from UCLA Luskin collaborators finds that gas bill debt—unpaid bills for heating and cooking gas—is unevenly distributed among many Californians. The report, co-authored by the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge in partnership with the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) and the Luskin Center for Innovation, highlights the extent and consequences of this debt. […]

Asian American Businesses: Identifying Gaps and Supporting Recovery 2021

A majority of Asian American-owned businesses in Southern California faced financial losses, closures, and staff reductions during the pandemic, and many of those struggled to access state, federal, or local aid, our new policy brief with the Asian Business Association of Los Angeles and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center reveals. The brief focused on the ABA […]