Below is the news release from the Urban Land Institute — Metro Deputy CEO Lindy Lee will be giving the opening keynote speech and the event features L.A. Mayor and Metro Board Member Eric Garcetti. Video from last year’s event is above.
The Art of Go: Mayor Eric Garcetti Joins ULI Los Angeles for ToLA 2014: Active Transportation for Healthy Cities
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Oct 29, 2014) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will join ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), for Transit Oriented LA – ToLA – an interactive event unveiling dramatic changes in transportation. At last year’s ToLA, Mayor Garcetti unveiled his Great Streets initiative to revitalize transportation corridors. This year, he will reveal progress throughout Los Angeles.
ToLA is November 12, 2014, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Japanese American National Museum in
Downtown Los Angeles. Registration is available at ULI Los Angeles.
The event theme is The Art of Go: Active Transportation for Healthy Cities. Joining the Mayor will be thought leaders in two key areas: Healthy Development and Healthy Policy. They will reveal new ways of activating streets through walking, biking, public transportation and placemaking, and how smart planning improves health and wellness of people and neighborhoods.
“Smart transportation is about far more than effectively moving people through the city,” says ULI Executive Director Gail Goldberg. “It is a crucial tool for cities to enhance the health and wellness of people and neighborhoods. ToLA 2014 will offer inspiring, real-world examples of how policy makers and developers are dramatically transforming lives and economies.”
Participants on Healthy Development:
•Homer Williams, Founder and Partner, Williams/Dame and Associates, Moderator: Bringing a “Portland” mindset and priorities to downtown LA.•Marc Huffman, V.P. Planning and Entitlements, Brookfield Residential, Playa Vista: Connecting a community, inside and out, with active transportation systems.
•Bill McGregor, President, McGregor Brown, One Santa Fe: Integrating L.A.’s first private bike-share program and new Metro stations with the city’s new architectural icon in the Arts District.
• Wayne Ratkovich, President and CEO, Ratkovich Company: Redesigning DTLA’s The Bloc for its connecting Metro station, planned streetcar route, backbone-bicycle street, and pedestrians.
•Ava Bromberg, Senior V.P., The Reef: Repositioning existing development (former LA Mart) into a complete business habitat with transit accessibility.
Participants on Healthy Policy:
•Seleta Reynolds, Moderator, General Manager, L.A. Department of Transportation. City of Los Angeles: Turning essential infrastructure into safer, more livable 21st century public spaces).
•Diego Cardoso, Executive Officer, Metro: Bridging the first/last mile gap to connect walking and biking with stations and improve the transit experience.
•Huasha Liu, Director of Land Use and Environmental Planning, Southern California Association of Governments: Integrating sustainability into region-wide transportation planning and funding.
•Kate White, Deputy Secretary, Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination at California State Transportation Agency: Catalyst projects that increase housing supply and affordability, improve jobs/housing balance, enhance transportation modal choices, preserve open space, and promote public health.
•Suja Lowenthal, Vice Mayor, City of Long Beach: Integrating active transportation models from one of America’s most advanced large cities for bike and pedestrian design.
ToLA will also present a special keynote from Fred Kent, Founder, Project for Public Spaces.
The 2013 ToLA was a lively and inspiring event, documented on this short video recap.
November 12, 2014
Japanese American National Museum
Downtown Los Angeles
Private $90 (Non-Members $120)
Public/Nonprofit $80 (Non-Members $110)
Under 35 $80 (Non-Members $110)
Student $70 (Non-Members $95)
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