Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI)

LANI revitalizes neighborhoods by engaging people and building vibrant public spaces. We work with residents, businesses, community groups, and local leaders to create walkable, green, safe neighborhoods with access to healthy lifestyles, open spaces, public transit, and economic opportunities.

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2 Submitted Ideas

  • PLAY ·2020 Grants Challenge

    #SelfiesforAll: Creating Public Art Together

    We will create small-scale public murals, or “selfie spots,” in 3 neighborhoods - the Byzantine-Latino Quarter, Watts, and El Sereno - to attract locals and visitors and serve as cultural place-making icons. Each art piece will be designed and executed by local artists with community volunteers of all ages, and will celebrate the multigenerational bonds and unique local culture of its neighborhood. The selfie spots will bring new visitors and economic activity to each neighborhood, and connect friends and family of all ages to play and share.

  • CONNECT ·2016 Grants Challenge

    Fixing the Cracks: Neighborhood Sidewalk Repair Program

    LANI and the Urban Forestry Division will work hands-on with community members to guide them through the process of repairing their cracked sidewalks, making the streets of Los Angeles safer for all.