Tuesday, July 27, 2010

INVITE: The Future of the L.A. City Planning Department :: August 4 (6pm)

The Future of the L.A. City Planning Department

(And the Future of the City)
Wednesday, August 4 (6:00pm)
Louis XVI Room

Southwestern Law School 

3050 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90010


What kind of planning does the city need in view of the demographic, economic, and environmental challenges coming in the years ahead?

How should the next Planning Director grapple with the budget restrictions and staff reductions imposed on the Planning Department in the past year and the reality of a system in which the Planning Department is not autonomous?

You are invited to attend a bracing discussion of these and other key questions facing the City Planning Department. We will be joined by Michael LoGrande, who has been nominated by Mayor Villaraigosa to be the Planning Director.

The panel will feature:

• Jane Blumenfeld: Former Acting Deputy Director, L.A. City Planning Dept.
• Bill Boyarsky: Columnist for Truthdig and LA Observed; Former L.A. Times City Editor and Columnist
• Vaughan Davies: Principal, Director of Urban Design, AECOM Design + Planning
• Hon. Bill Fulton: Mayor of the City of Ventura; Senior Scholar, USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development; Principal, Design, Community & Environment (DCE)
• Emily Gabel-Luddy: Past Director, Urban Design Studio, L.A. City Planning Dept.
• Christopher Hawthorne: Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
• John Kaliski, AIA: Principal, Urban Studio-LA; Past President, AIA|LA
• Elva Yanez: Policy Coordinator, Los Angeles Collaborative for Environmental Health and Justice

Michael Woo, Dean of Cal Poly Pomona's College of Environmental Design, a member of the L.A. City Planning Commission, and a former L.A. Councilman, will be the moderator.

Bill Roschen, FAIA, President of the L.A. City Planning Commission, will give opening remarks.

Wednesday, August 4 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Southwestern Law School (former Bullocks Wilshire building)
Louis XVI Room
3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010

Access: Metro Red Line to Wilshire/Vermont station or free parking behind the building Link to directions and map: http://www.swlaw.edu/directions

RSVP by August 2: Email marcyruiz@csupomona.edu or Telephone 909-869-2667.

Presented as a public service by the College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona; the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter; the American Planning Association, Los Angeles Section; and the Urban Land Institute/Los Angeles.

For more information, please contact:

Will Wright Director of Government & Public Affairs

AIA / los angeles
A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
213.639.0777 phone | 213.639.0767 fax

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