Equity Framework Advancement Award

Equity is spelled on a puzzle piece

UC Center Sacramento is pleased to announce Melody Ng (Urban Planning PhD candidate at UCLA), mentored by Dr. Kirsten Schwarz (Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA), received the Equity Framework Advancement Award to produce a white paper and policy brief on legislative equity analysis. 

The White Paper and Policy Brief aims to:

  1. Review alternative definitions of equity, and provide a definition of equity for the purpose of legislative analysis in California that is consistent with HR39
  2. Perform a thorough review of approaches for incorporating equity into bill analysis at the local, state, and federal levels
  3. Propose an evidence-based framework for assessing equity-related impacts of legislative bills in California
  4. Describe how the framework can be applied across legislative committee subject areas

The resulting work product will be shared with the Assembly Speaker's Office by CalSPEC and will be available on this website on April 5, 2024.