Four UC Irvine graduate students are helping city planners find ways to improve quality of life
April 13, 2012
Four UC Irvine graduate students are helping city planners find ways to improve the quality of life for 175 households in San Clemente's tightly packed Vista Los Mares neighborhood, a pocket of low-income households surrounded by affluence. Wednesday, the urban-planning students presented "Vision Los Mares," an 81-page report with recommendations, to the San Clemente Planning Commission.... Planning commissioners applauded the work done by UC Irvine urban-planning students Lindsay Horn, Brian English, Ryan Kelleher and Jared Riemer. The students said Mission Hospital has grant funding for health-related outreach programs, SDG&E can be contacted about open space, Saddleback Church has offered to help, and the report identifies possible sources of grants.... "Great work on this," Commissioner Lew Avera told the graduate students. "You've hit so many different points. They're all very valid, and if we can just make some of it happen, it will be a huge improvement. If we can just do one at a time ... and we're going to be turned away with some of them . . . that shouldn't be a deterrent to pushing ahead." Click here to read more.