At last October’s Transit Oriented L.A. event (ToLA) Los Angeles MayorEric Garcetti announced his Great Streets initiative to revitalize transportation corridors. All those who attended relished the event’s many discussions on transforming urban spaces. The below short video captures that invigorating vibe:
This October 12, Garcetti returns to reveal progress throughout Los Angeles. The ToLA theme is The Art of Go: Active Transportation for Healthy, presented by ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI),
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
- · Marc Huffman
- · Bill McGregor
- · Wayne Ratkovich,
- · Ava Bromberg
Participants on Healthy Policy:
- · Seleta Reynolds Turning essential infrastructure into safer, more livable 21st century public spaces).
- · Diego Cardoso, Executive Officer, Metro:
- · Huasha Liu, Director of Land Use and Environmental Planning, Southern California Association of Governments:
- · Kate White
- · Suja Lowenthal
ToLA will also present a special keynote from Fred Kent, Founder, Project for Public Spaces.
ToLA is November 12, 2014, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Japanese American National Museum
Downtown Los Angeles. Registration is available at ULI Los Angeles.