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The Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of the Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.


The Social Determinants of Health for Planners Paper Published Today by the California Planning Roundtable  09-30-2015

RIVERSIDE, CA) – September 30, 2015…The California Planning Roundtable (CPR) announced today the publication of its paper entitled “The Social Determinants of Health for Planners: Live, Work, Play, Learn!.” The paper was prepared under the leadership of the Healthy Communities Work Group in collaboration with a selected group of sixteen non-CPR professionals who are experts in the fields of planning and public health. The publication is intended to advance deeper understanding of public health approaches and the value they can bring to the planning practice and profession. read more...

Governor Brown Meets with President Xi of the People's Republic of China, Announces First Chinese Province to Sign Under 2 MOU Climate Agreement  09-22-2015
SEATTLE - Bolstering California and China's economic and environmental partnership, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today co-chaired the Third U.S.-China Governors Forum, met with President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China and announced the first Chinese province - Sichuan - to sign on to the Under 2 MOU climate agreement. read more...

Inaugural Cohort of Governor Brown’s Initiative AmeriCorps Program Graduates in Sacramento-35 CivicSpark Climate Fellows Celebrate a Year of Impact Throughout California  09-15-2015
The inaugural cohort of Governor Jerry Brown’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, CivicSpark, graduated yesterday. 35 CivicSpark fellows provided over 60,000 hours of service to California’s communities, helping 88 local governments build capacity to respond to climate change.


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