A Vibrant Start: ToLA Kicks off Dec. 10

GoLAULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), will present Transit-Oriented Los Angeles: Getting to Go, Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the 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,” says 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, diverse and effective transportation experts in Los Angeles and nationwide.

  • Phil Washington, CEO. L.A. Metro, discussing Metro’s overall vision, Measures R and R2, planning for 2014 Olympics, and Denver success stories.
  • Thomas W. Wulf, Senior V.P. Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group, is developing the large, multi-use Ivy Station 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.
  • Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, Executive Director, Los Angeles, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, on community economic development.
  • 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.
  • Jeff Morales, CEO, California High Speed Rail Authority, providing development news.
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. County Supervisor, has an inspiring vision for transportation expansion.



Event details:

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:30am – 12pm

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)

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