Students in Paul Ong 's Urban Planning 214 class, "Neighborhood Analysis," completed reports of important demographic information last fall about seven Los Angeles neighborhoods.
The series of reports, which integrated data collected in the field with information from the U.S. Census Bureau, were delivered to EmpowerLA, the city's Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. According to a blog post on the empowerla.org  site, the reports will help Neighborhood Councils in the areas drive their engagement with and service to their communities.
"I am so impressed by the caliber of the students' work," said EmpowerLA general manager Grayce Liu, according to the post. "I think this asset mapping is essential for all Neighborhood Councils."
Read the entire post and see the reports -- which cover Valley Glen, Highland Park, Lake Balboa, South Central, Sunland-Tujunga, Van Nuys and Southwest -- on the EmpowerLA website .