CAN Equity Blog

The CAN Equity Blog is an information resource where local, state and national data and research are used to better understand local equity challenges, local efforts to address equity challenges are highlighted, effective practices from other communities are examined, and ideas for expanding equity are advanced. Opinions expressed are those of CAN staff and not necessarily those of the CAN partner agencies. If you have any content that you would like to share on the CAN Equity Blog, please email that information to CAN’s Executive Director, Raul Alvarez: ralvarez@canatx.org

2017 CAN Dashboard – Are we healthy?

June 21 2017 | Raul Alvarez

The 2017 CAN Dashboard provides an overview of the social health and well-being of Austin/Travis County and tracks our community’s progress in achieving four community goals: we are safe, just & engaged our basic needs are met we are healthy we achieve our full potential. Are we achieving these goals? I am taking a closer look at […]

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CAN Summer Book Study: “The New Urban Crisis” by Richard Florida

June 7 2017 | Raul Alvarez

This Summer, CAN staff will facilitate a book study on Richard Florida’s new book, The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class – And What We Can Do About It.   Florida, the author of the national bestseller, Rise of the Creative Class,  is a University Professor and the […]

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2017 CAN Dashboard – Are our basic needs being met?

May 30 2017 | Raul Alvarez

– The 2017 CAN Dashboard provides an overview of the social health and well-being of Austin/Travis County and tracks our community’s progress in achieving four community goals: we are safe, just & engaged our basic needs are met we are healthy we achieve our full potential. Are we achieving these goals? I am taking a closer look […]

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