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UCLA Luskin Innovators Speaker Series: What Makes a Great City featuring Alex Garvin

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 5:00pm PST

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
337 Charles E Young Dr. East
Room 2355
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

What makes a great city? Not a good city or a functional city but a great city. A city that people admire, learn from, and replicate. City planner and architect Alexander Garvin set out to answer this question by observing cities, largely in North America and Europe, with special attention to Paris, London, New York, and Vienna.

Join noted planner, educator, and author Alex Garvin at the UCLA Luskin Center for a discussion about his new book What Makes a Great City with a panel of local experts.

Moderator: Cecilia Estolano, Member, Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors LLC

Panelists: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Associate Dean at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and UCLA Professor of Urban Planning; Rick Cole, City Manager, City of Santa Monica; and Vince Bertoni, Director of Planning, City of Los Angeles

Charles R. Wolfe at Town Hall Seattle

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:30pm PST

Downstairs at Town Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Charles R. Wolfe at Town Hall Seattle

 

February 9, 2017 at 7:30PM

Doors open at 6:30PM.

 

Downstairs at Town Hall

1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Seneca Street)

Seattle, Washington 98101

 

In Seeing the Better City, Seattle-based writer, photographer, and land-use attorney Charles R. Wolfe presents a toolkit for city dwellers to become active participants in the improvement of their cities. His position? That while big data, digital mapping, and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools for understanding urban space, the real understanding of city spaces come from day-to-day human interaction. Wolfe encourages an “urban diary” approach and offers practical tools and techniques for cataloguing neighborhood dynamics like land use and traffic patterns. His vision is to make participation in city planning and design more inclusive and accessible to populations whose voices are often excluded from the conversation. Wolfe envisions a future in which the whole community participates in the work of fostering an equitable, livable city.

 

Architectural Explorations in Books

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:30pm EST

Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue
The Corner Room
New York, NY 10016
United States

Margie Ruddick, the pioneering landscape designer and author of  Wild by Design and acclaimed architect Robin Elmslie Osler meet at the crossroads of design, ecology and urbanism to explore whether nature, in all its unruly wildness, can be an integral part of everyday living. The discussion is moderated by Annette Rose-Shapiro the
Managing Editor of MODERN Magazine.

More info here.

Luskin Innovators Speaker Series: Chasing Water featuring Brian Richter

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm PST

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
337 Charles E Young Dr. East
Room 2355
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level, which on their own have proved insufficient to arrest water scarcity. To be durable and effective, water plans must be informed by the culture, economics, and varied needs of affected community members.

Join Brian Richter, international water expert and Director of Global Freshwater Strategies for The Nature Conservancy, for a discussion about his book Chasing Water, and how it ties into local water issues.