Complete Streets for Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
Friday, February 25, 2011

8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction: Complete Streets—Why Do They Matter?
J.R. DeShazo, Associate Professor, Public Policy; Director, UCLA Lewis Center and UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Jonathan Fielding, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and County Health Officer

8:50 a.m. Opening Keynote: California’s Obesity and Inactivity Epidemics—the Need for Complete Streets Therapy
Richard Jackson, Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health; Professor, Urban Planning, UCLA School of Public Affairs and UCLA Institute of the Environment

9:15 a.m. Panel 1: Living Streets and Vibrant Sidewalks
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Professor, Urban Planning; and Associate Dean, UCLA School of Public Affairs (Moderator)
Elizabeth Macdonald, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning and Urban Design, UC Berkeley School of Environmental Design
Allan B. Jacobs, Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning and Urban Design, UC Berkeley School of Environmental Design; and Former Director, San Francisco Planning Department
James Rojas, Urban Planner; Founder, Latino Urban Forum (LUF)
Gail Goldberg, Former Director, Los Angeles Department of City Planning; Senior Fellow, UCLA School of Public Affairs

10:30 a.m. Comfort Break

10:45 a.m. Panel 2: Designing Great Places with Multimodal Street Standards

Michael Manville, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Lewis Center and Institute for Transportation Studies, UCLA School of Public Affairs (Moderator)
Anne Vernez Moudon, Professor, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design and Planning; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington
Ryan Snyder, Principal, Ryan Snyder Associates, LLC
Simon Pastucha, Director, Urban Design Studio, Los Angeles Department of City Planning

11:45 a.m. Lunch Keynote and Networking Lunch
Gene Block, Chancellor, UCLA
The Honorable Wendy Greuel, Los Angeles City Controller

12:45 p.m. Case Studies: Making It Work in L.A.
Beatriz Solís, Director, Healthy Communities (South Region), The California Endowment (Framer)
Joe Linton, Organizer, CiLAvia; author, artist and urban environmental activist
Lauren Ahkiam, Complete Streets Initiative Coordinator, Pacoima Beautiful

1:30 p.m. Panel 3: Safe and Convenient Cycling for Everyone
Susan Handy, Professor, Environmental Policy and Planning and Transportation Technology and Policy Program; and Director, Sustainable Transportation Center, UC Davis, Department of Environmental Science and Policy (Moderator)
Jennifer Dill, Associate Professor, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning; and Director, Oregon
Transportation Research and Education Consortium Portland State University
Charles Gandy, Mobility Coordinator, City of Long Beach; and Consultant, Livable Communities
Alexis Lantz,
Planning and Policy Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

2:30 p.m. Comfort Break

2:45 p.m. Panel 4: Show Me The Money: Financing Complete Streets Through Parking Policy
Rick Willson, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, Cal Poly Pomona, College of Environmental Design  (Moderator)
Rick Cole, City Manager, City of Ventura
Bonnie Nelson, Founding Principal, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates - Transportation Planners

3:45 p.m. Closing Panel: Committing to Complete Streets Success in L.A.— the City, County, and State Perspectives

Robert Gottlieb, Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban Environmental Studies; Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (Moderator)
Michael LoGrande, Director, Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Amir Sedadi, Interim General Manager, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Diego Cardoso, Executive Officer, Transportation Development and Implementation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; and Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner
James McCarthy, Deputy District Director of Planning, California Department of Transportation

4:45 p.m. Conclusion

J.R. DeShazo, Associate Professor, Public Policy; Director, UCLA Lewis Center and UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Hors d’oeuvres, self-host bar, interactive complete streets design workshop, and more
The Honorable Ed Reyes, Los Angeles City Councilmember, District One


Contact Information

  • UCLA Lewis Center - (310) 562-7356

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