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WELCOME


EQUITY IN
DOWNTOWN
OAKLAND

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WELCOME


EQUITY IN
DOWNTOWN
OAKLAND

Keeping the town in downtown

The city of Oakland is rooted in community, arts, culture, and diversity.
A city where innovation, creativity, and collaboration thrive.  

We see it in people, places, neighborhoods, and communities and it is among Oakland’s most powerful assets.  

The Downtown Oakland Specific Plan, under the leadership of the City of Oakland,
is an equity-driven and community-focused process to create a shared vision for Downtown
that helps prioritize the needs of existing residents throughout Oakland.

We believe that by using a community-driven process, we can develop a plan for the Downtown that will lead to a more equitable and thriving future for everyone.

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HOME - NEWS + UPDATES


WE INVITE YOU TO

GET INVOLVED

HOME - NEWS + UPDATES


WE INVITE YOU TO

GET INVOLVED


UPCOMING EVENTS


July to August Green Data Block

Creative Engagement Activities: Launch Artists-as-Ethnographers

July - August, 2017 | Oaklanders will learn about programs and policies that directly impact Downtown Oakland and will share their ideas, needs, and concerns through creative engagement activities such as videography.


July to August Green Data Block

Community-Led Workshops and Events

July - August, 2017 | Community leaders, supported by project staff, will meet with their respective communities to learn about their ideas, needs, and concerns, teach their friends and neighbors about how planning in the downtown affects their lives, and let them know how they can get involved in the process to develop a plan for the Downtown.


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Technical Analysis Working Group Meetings

TBA, 2017 | Four working group sessions on the same topics as the Social Equity meetings will build on the framework of the goals and outcomes generated during the Equity Working Group Meetings. Attendees will study analyses of technical data, best practices and recommendations, and discuss possible policies to achieve the outcomes identified at the Social Equity meetings.


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Neighborhood Design Meetings

TBA, 2017 | Attendees will discuss urban design concepts for three neighborhoods (Central Core including the Black Arts Movement & Business District, Uptown/Art + Garage District and Old Oakland/Chinatown) that address community input received and reflect analysis of the built environment, and their relationship to goals and outcomes identified in the Social Equity Working Group Meetings; topics will include land use, building height, and building form.


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Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting

TBA, 2017 | The existing CAG will be augmented to better represent the city’s diverse communities, populations, and interests. Members will participate in the subgroup meetings and then convene as a full body to review the results of the Social Equity, Technical Analysis, and Neighborhood Design meetings and provide input into the Plan Concepts Memo.


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Future Public Meetings and Activities 

Additional public meetings and activities will be announced later. Please check the website and social media for updates.


PAST OR ON-GOING EVENTS


June 12 + 15 Green Data Block

Community Leader Capacity-Building Workshops

June 12th + 15th, 2017 | Community leaders from underrepresented communities will be invited to build content knowledge and resources to facilitate community engagement sessions, engage others on the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan, and participate in future planning activities.


Date Block July 31st

Social Equity Working Group on Housing, Affordability, Jobs, Training & Economic Opportunity

July 31st, 2017, 5-8 PM
Greenlining Institute 360 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 | The working group session will revisit ideas, issues, and goals considered to date through the lens of social and racial equity on the specific topic for the evening. Click here to download the presentation from the meeting and here for the Issues Matrix.


Date Blocks August 1st

Social Equity Working Group on Arts & Culture

August 1st, 2017, 5-8 PM
PolicyLink 1438 Webster St #303, Oakland, CA 94612 | The working group session will revisit ideas, issues, and goals considered to date through the lens of social and racial equity on the specific topic for the evening. Click here to download the presentation from the meeting and here for the Issues Matrix.


Date Block August 2nd

Social Equity Working Group on Streets, Traffic Circulation, Connectivity & Built Environment

August 2nd, 2017, 5-8 PM
OAKSTOP 1721 Broadway #201, Oakland, CA 94612 | The working group session will revisit ideas, issues, and goals considered to date through the lens of social and racial equity on the specific topic for the evening. Click here to download the presentation from the meeting and here for the Issues Matrix.


Date Block August 3rd

Social Equity Working Group on Sustainability, Health, Safety, Recreation & Open Space

August 3rd, 2017, 5-8 PM
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th Ste. #290, Oakland, CA 94607 | The working group session will revisit ideas, issues, and goals considered to date through the lens of social and racial equity on the specific topic for the evening. Click here to download the presentation from the meeting and here for the Issues Matrix.

Oakland Downtown Specific Planning Process Timeline

 

How Else Can You Participate?

  1. Attend a workshop or meeting.

  2. Sign up for Streetwyze!

  3. Invite us to an event. Our team can table, speak, and/or share materials about the process with your community.

  4. Sign up for newsletter updates.

  5. Share your thoughts with us now by submitting your ideas below.


Learn More

Visit the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan documents page at to learn more about the process to date, read reports that have been published, and find out what other Oaklanders have had to say about what they want to see in Downtown Oakland.


Join the conversation. #EQTDTO

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