Wednesdays at the Mercado on "Infrastructure and Mobility"
May 9, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, May 9 - 7-8:30 PM
Mercado La Paloma (Dove Marketplace)
3655 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free for APA Members (CM credits available)
$15 for Non-APA members
APA LA is proud to introduce our latest event, Wednesdays at the Mercado, a monthly series featuring panelists speaking on current topics in Los Angeles planning. This month's topic, "Infrastructure and Mobility," will focus on the past, present, and future transportation landscape in Los Angeles. The panel will feature Dr. Marlon G. Boarnet, Director of Graduate Programs in Urban Planning at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC; Dr. Lisa Schweitzer, Associate Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC; and Amanda Berman, a Los Angeles-based cultural planner and one of the original strategists behind the nation's largest car-free event, CicLAvia. We will be serving refreshments provided by the Mercado.
Dr. Marlon Boarnet is co-editor of the Journal of Regional Science and an associate editor of theJournal of the American Planning Association. He has published extensively on questions of land use - transportation planning, urban growth patterns, and urban economics, and has conducted funding research on transportation topics for various state and national agencies. Dr. Lisa Schweitzer is Associate Professor at the School of Policy, Planning and Development and specializes in urban studies, and, in particular, analyses of social justice, environment and transport. Her work has appeared in multiple popular and scholarly outlets, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. Amanda Berman is a Los Angeles based cultural planner, whose credits include the development of such temporary interventions as CicLAvia, Chinatown Summer Nights, and Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City. As the Director of Community Development and Planning at Community Arts Resources (CARS), a Los Angeles cultural planning and event production company, Amanda works to create strategies for the temporary and permanent implementation of arts and culture throughout the built environment..
Driving Directions: From the 110 North, take the Exposition Blvd. exit. Turn right on 37th and take the first left onto Grand Avenue. From the 110 South, take the Exposition Blvd. exit. Stay in the left-hand lane and head south on Flower. Take a left on 37th and merge right to go straight past Hope Street. Take the next left onto Grand Avenue.
Public Transportation: Accessible from the Metro Local 40, 42 or 446, Metro Rapid 740 or 745, Commuter Express 438 and the Metro Silver Line to the USC Station.
Parking: There is a small onsite parking lot. Street parking is also available; please read the posted signs for restrictions.