CDTech recognizes that community planning and economic development strategies require reliable information, both quantitative and qualitative, about the community, its residents, its markets and its assets. Frequently, community groups and residents lack access to the relevant information and sources. The private and public sectors also need more reliable information to make economic development decisions.

CDTech believes that access to relevant information and data can greatly contribute to equitable and healthy community economic development initiatives. As such, we strive to collect, analyze and distribute information relevant to the true economic landscape in South Los Angeles.

Zocalo Public Square Public Event: Is South LA An Urban Success Story. (Panel including Benjamin Torres, Manuel Pastor, Valerie Shaw and Jorge Nuño)

Zocalo panel

READ: Zocalo Public Square: The Secret to South LA’s Success Is That It Loves Itself

LISTEN: Is South LA An Urban Success Story? 


Community Planning & Economic Development Student News at Los Angeles Trade Tech.


sandra_bland Los Angeles Students Honor Sandra Bland – Workers World


Read about our current involvement to bring equitable development to South Los Angeles with the UNIDAD Coalition, striving to create Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors.


20151026_092236 South Central Development Concerns Neighbors – Intersections South L.A.

UNIDAD_ReefBenny Los Angeles Reef Project Draws Concerns of Displacement – ABC 7

reef How many SLA residents will be displaced by The Reef? – CurbedLA

UNIDAD_Reef1 Fast-tracked Project Threatens South LA Community

10569084_280041968866968_4121124254252518231_nRead: UNIDAD’s community organizing victories for equitable development in South L.A.