Research and Publications

The technical knowledge needed to win social change

A core function of Long Beach Forward is facilitating collaboration and resource sharing among people and organizations. Our online research and publications library serves to connect people to the data tools you need to create positive, sustainable change in Long Beach. Need help finding a resource or have a resource to share with Long Beach Forward? Email our communications team to get connected.

Economic Justice

  • Map the ImpactPrimarily using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this tool summarizes the economic and political power immigrants are estimated to hold in various localities. 

  • The Great Recession and Poverty in Long Beach: 2010 report prepared by LAANE for the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community.

  • Causes Count: Report by CalNonprofits that examines the nonprofit sector's scope, activities, and economic impact in the state of California.

  • State of Black Long BeachReport compiled by Dr. Alex J. Norman and Lydia A. Hollie on the historical and current state of the African American community in Long Beach. 

Environmental Justice

  • 1-710 Case Study Report: "Democratizing Planning: How Communities Are Raising Their Voices in Transforming the I-710 Corridor Project.

  • CalEnviroScreenA mapping tool that helps identify California communities that are most affectd by many sources of pollution, and where people are often especially vulnerable to pollution's effects. 

Health Equity

Housing and Land Use

  • CX3 Neighborhood AssessmentsCommunities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Promotion (CX3) Neighborhood assessments are designed to provide data and set priorities to improve the food and physical activity landscape for low-income neighborhoods.

  • Housing Research PaperThis Research Paper was developed and written by Housing Long Beach and analyzes the history and current state of affordable housing in Long Beach.

  • Mapping Inequality Redlining Database: Mapping Inequality allows viewers to browse more than 150 interactive redlining maps and thousands of "area descriptions." These materials afford an extraordinary view of the contours of wealth and racial inequality in Depression-era American cities and insights into discriminatory policies and practices that so profoundly shaped cities that we feel their legacy to this day.

Immigrant Rights

  • Individuals in Immigration Court, by their AddressUsing data obtained through FOIA from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), this tool allows users to see the numbers of cases pending in immigration court according to zip code.

  • Immigration Court Processing Time by Outcome: This tool allows users to examine case outcomes and the associated average case processing time for completed cases, by immigration court.

  • State Immigration Data Profiles: Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this tool provides a summary of state-level immigrant characteristics. Indicators include demographics, language and education, workforce participation, and income levels. 

  • A Guide to Resisting Deportations and Detention from the #ReleaseMN8 Campaign: This toolkit documents the process and advocacy efforts of community members, leaders, and organizations to fight the sudden detention and orders of deportation of eight Cambodian-American Men in Minnesota.

  • The Case for Universal Representation: This module makes the case for universal legal representation for immigrants facing deportation and describes the importance of implementing the universal representation model, even when it starts out on a small scale.

Language Justice

Youth Opportunity and Education