Luskin Innovators: Speaker Series- Gabe Klein

Luskin Innovators: Speaker Series- Gabe Klein
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and Island Press
3102675435
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. 2355
337 Charles E Young Dr. East
Los Angeles,, CA 90095
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Date: 
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Presented By: 
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and Island Press
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3102675435

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

Join the UCLA Luskin Center in welcoming Island Press author, Gabe Klein, as he discusses his new book, Start-up City, over refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

Join the UCLA Luskin Center in welcoming Island Press author, Gabe Klein, as he discusses his new book, Start-up City, over refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

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About the book:

In Start-Up City, Gabe Klein, demonstrates how to effect big, directional change in cities—and how to do it fast. Klein’s objective is to inspire what he calls “public entrepreneurship,” a start-up-pace energy within the public sector, brought about by leveraging the immense resources at its disposal. Klein offers guidance for cutting through the morass, and a roadmap for getting real, meaningful projects done quickly and having fun while doing it.

This book is for anyone who wants to change the way that we live in cities without waiting for the glacial pace of change in government.

About the author:

Gabe Klein is the former DOT director under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration in Chicago and former Director of the istrict DOT under Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. In Washington he launched Capital Bikeshare, the first large-scale bikeshare system in the US, and in Chicago he later launched Divvy, which is now the largest bikeshare system in the US. Before entering the public sphere, Gabe honed his creativity and leadership skills working for startups, including Zipcar, where he served as Vice President for four years. He also wrote a business model for the first point-to-point car sharing concept and co-founded the first all-natural multi-unit food truck company in the US.

In 2015, Gabe joined Fontinalis Partners as a Special Venture Partner on their new fund. He continues to advise a number of technology and mobility companies, including Transit Screen and Phone2Action, where he provides leadership on strategy. He is on the boards of NACTO and Streetsblog. Gabe and his work have been featured in many major news outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Bloomberg, and many more. He is the author of Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun published by Island Press.


Panelists:

Ashley Z. Hand, AIA, LEED AP BD+C was appointed to the Transportation Technology Strategist Fellow for the City of Los Angeles by Mayor Eric Garcetti in August 2015 and is charged with developing a multi-disciplinary strategy to address mobility and transportation policies and services in a rapidly changing environment. With the proliferation of emerging sharing economy technologies and the advent of autonomous vehicles, it is anticipated that new urban forms and mobility options will greatly impact this region and Ashley developing a cross-jurisdictional strategy to ensure access and equity. Previously, Ashley served Mayor Sylvester "Sly" James as the first Chief Innovation Officer of the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the first female municipal CIO in the country. Working collaboratively across departments, Ashley focused on process improvement through strategic planning, staff involvement and the use of lean methodology and design thinking. In addition, she championed an unprecedented public-private partnership to make Kansas City the most comprehensive smart city in North America by bringing digital infrastructure to a new streetcar line in the downtown core. Prior to joining the public sector, Ashley was an architectural designer and planner for the global firm AECOM where she worked for both public and private sector clients across North America to adopt sustainable best practices and process improvement through community engagement, policy, and operational change management. 

Seleta Reynolds is General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)appointed by the Administration of Mayor Eric Garcetti. Ms. Reynolds is responsible for implementingGreat Streets for Los Angeles, a plan to reduce traffic fatalities, double the number of people ridingbikes, and expand access to integrated transportation choices for Angelinos and the region.Ms. Reynolds has over 17 years of transportation experience throughout the United States. She hasadvised transportation technology companies like WalkScore, contributed to the state‐of‐the‐practiceas an Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Board Member, mentored youngprofessionals through Women’s Transportation Seminar, and nurtured research on TransportationResearch Board committees. Ms. Reynolds serves as the Vice President of the National Association forCity Transportation Officials.