Upcoming T.O.D. conference in Little Tokyo

Here’s the news release from the Urban Land Institute:

Getting To Go

L.A. and National Transportation Experts Appear at ToLA 2015: Investing in Vibrant Communities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), presents Transit-Oriented Los Angeles: Getting to Go, Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Japanese American National Museum, Downtown Los Angeles. This year’s ToLA is themed, “Investing in Vibrant Communities,” with a special focus on funding opportunities. ToLA will also explore how transportation can economically uplift neighborhoods and increase community support for well-connected urban environments.

“Door by door, block by block, city by city, neighborhoods are transforming and connecting through transportation alternatives,” said ULI Los Angeles Executive Director Gail Goldberg. “This year’s ToLA conference offers incredibly valuable tools for success from Southern California and national experts.”

Discussions will range from a potential transportation ballot measures to prospects for California high-speed rail. There will also be concise case-studies of successful transit developments and communities.

ToLA presenters are among the most high-level and effective transportation experts.

Phil Washington, CEO. L.A. Metro, discussing Metro’s overall vision, Measures R and R2, planning for 2014 Olympics, and Denver success stories.

Mark Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor.

Jeff Morales, CEO of California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Tom Wulf, Senior V.P. Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group, is creating the large Ivy Station development at the Culver City Expo station.

Dan Rosenfeld, Community Partners, has high-level insight from both the public and private sectors.

Lara Regus, Director of Business Development, Abode Communities, sheds light on the role of non-profit housing with community-focused TODs.

Melissa DuMond, AICP, Director of Planning and Integration, California High-Speed Rail Authority, reports on how HSR stations can bring regional economic development.

Jenna Hornstock, Deputy Executive Officer, L.A. Metro, has news on Metro’s opportunity sites as economic development tools.

Randall Winston, Acting Executive Director, Strategic Growth Council, has insight on State resources.

Mitch Menzer, Partner, Paul Hastings Los Angeles, represents developers in all aspects of financing and entitlements.

Bill Sirois, Senior Manager of Transit Oriented Communities, Denver Regional Transportation District, with Denver success stories.

Event details:

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Japanese American National Museum, Downtown Los Angeles

100 N Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

To register, visit www.la.uli.org .

Registration Rates:

Private: $90 (Non-Member $120)

Public/Nonprofit/Young Leaders: $80  (Non-Member $110)

Student: $70 (Non-Member $95)

Media Contact: Jack Skelley, JSPR

(310) 490-4220


Event Sponsorship:

Karl Fielding, Parsons Brinckerhoff

(213) 896-5665