Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Outsiders and Fringe Dwellers: Preservation Partners of the Future

This morning, I participated on a panel discussion about partnering with other organizations to advance the goals and objectives of the California Preservation Foundation.  

It was a rare rainy morning and I had the chance to drink a cup of coffee near one of my favorite fig trees at the Fairmont Miramar.

In addition to my perspective on behalf of the American Institute of Architects, representatives from the American Planning Association, USGBC, Urban Land Institute and The Trust for Public Land were included in a discussion about where the interests of preservationists overlap with other allied fields.

At the end of the discussion, in an effort to strengthen ties and partner more often, we all agreed to work more closely together on advancing CEQA reform initiatives, especially with regards to CEQA's negative impacts on climate change.

Ideally, this will help set the stage so that we're able to broaden our coalition to include environmentalists, business-interests, developers and preservationists alike.

CEQA Reform is the dinner party and everyone's invited to the table!  Reach out to me directly if you'd like to get more involved.

-Will Wright
Director, Government & Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles


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