Designing Healthy Communities

IPS works alongside residents to advocate for healthy community planning and land use designed to foster a sense of community, create economic opportunity, prevent crime, and avoid gentrification.

House of Gold

Revitalizing a House of Gold was a grassroots initiative led by the Casa de Oro Alliance, an IPS-led coalition of over 100 residents concerned about growing crime and urban blight in Casa De Oro, California.

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Casa Del Oro Coalition

GIS Mapping Program

Through its policy mapping lab, the San Diego Countywide Media Advocacy project uses Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to reveal how environmental conditions in specific geographic locations impact public health and safety.

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Envision Broadway

IPS established Envision Broadway in 2019 – an ongoing strategic effort to revitalize the Broadway corridor in Chula Vista, California.

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Bicycle Rider

Lemon Grove Lemon Statue

Alcohol-Free Parks, Lemon Grove

The Alcohol-Free Parks campaign in Lemon Grove, California revitalized local parks to make them safer and more family-friendly.

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Second Street Project (El Cajon)

The Second Street Project revitalized businesses located along Second Street in El Cajon, California, a busy thoroughfare plagued by urban blight, panhandling, public intoxication, and other nuisance activity.

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San Diego Vitality Project

Vitality Project

The Vitality Project operated in the downtown area of San Diego where the renovation of Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team, was taking place. 

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Safe Beaches Campaign

The Safe Beaches Campaign was an effort to curtail alcohol-fueled rowdy behavior on Southern California beaches located in San Diego County.

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Lights On! San Bernadino

Neighborhood Transformation Collaborative

The Neighborhood Transformation Collaborative (NTC) of Central San Bernardino was formed in 2015 by IPS as part of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Project funded by the Department of Justice.

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San Bernardino Business Improvement District

This San Bernardino Business Improvement District project focused on improving the viability of businesses located in a high-crime area in the city of San Bernardino, California. In addition to crime, this area was plagued with trash, graffiti, and other forms of urban blight that deterred customers from patronizing local businesses.

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Route 66 Mural