With the election, pandemic and social justice top of mind, we are thinking about civic space and how society reconnects.
With prospects of improved testing, a vaccine, and potential changes in leadership, how might transportation, public spaces, and neighborhoods evolve? How can urban design affect public health, economics, education and civic life? How can our streets, the primary open spaces in many areas, better accommodate a variety of community needs?
Civicas is co-hosting a free Zoom webinar with UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and Southern California Institute of Architecture featuring experts from the City and County of Los Angeles. Panelists bring their research, policy and implementation perspectives to this discussion of the past, present, and future of LA’s civic spaces, including equitable solutions for a healthy city in which all can thrive.
For more information about our speakers, please visit civicas.net/events:
Norma Edith García-González, Director, LA County Department of Parks and Recreation
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Associate Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs & Professor of Urban Planning
Barbara Romero, Deputy Mayor of City Services, City of LA
Marrikka Trotter, Architect & Professor of Architectural History, SCI-Arc
Mark Vallianatos, Executive Officer of Innovation, LA Metro, the Office of Extraordinary Innovation
Our panel will focus on some of the equity issues surrounding civic spaces, including parks and streets, that have been exposed by the pandemic, then invite participants to follow up with potential ways to continue this engaging conversation.