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Designing Cities 2018: Los Angeles

Schedule of Events

Monday, Oct 01

Monday, Oct 01 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (1 Event)

Monday, Oct 01 - 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm (10 Events)

Security in the Public Sphere

Sessions
In recent years, security threats have been unfortunately woven into our everyday thinking around transportation and mobility.

Unsustainable? What the Growth in App-Based Ride Services Means for Our Cities

Sessions
With forward-thinking policies, cities and transit agencies have the potential to utilize the benefits of TNCs, and mitigate unsustainable impacts

Major Events: Catalysts for Investment in Everyday Mobility

Sessions
Major events, like the Olympics, the World Cup, the Super Bowl, or the megaconference South by Southwest, can shape and reshape not just a city’s identity, but its physical infrastructure and mobility capabilities. In Los Angeles, sweeping strategic planning and an

Global Cities: Inspiring Lessons from Around the World

Sessions
Explore street transformations and innovative projects from around the world through a series of short, high-energy pecha-kucha presentations.

California Cities in the Lead: Shifting From Policies that Guarantee Congestion to Moving People

Sessions
Hear from California cities on how the shift from LOS to VMT has changed the conversation to focus on creating a safe, convenient, and multimodal transportation network.

SharedStreets: Powering Collaboration for Better Streets

Sessions
Hear how cities are using the SharedStreets data platform to address street and mobility challenges.

Contracting for Expanded Transit and Meaningful Service Upgrades

Sessions
In this panel, hear from agencies who have tested the contracting waters for transit services, and learn the benefits and potential pitfalls of externalizing risk.

From Paint to Concrete: The Complete Toolkit for Building Innovative Projects

Sessions
In this session, hear from cities that are developing a complete framework for determining the right approach for a project, and operationalizing its eventual build-out in permanent materials.

Agency Culture: Building Resonance, Achieving Results

Sessions
Hear from city leaders who are dedicated to building a positive and productive agency culture as the foundation for implementing an innovative transportation vision.

Breakout Sessions

Sessions
Check back for more details soon!

Tuesday, Oct 02

Tuesday, Oct 02 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (28 Events)

See LA's Electric Buses of the Future (at the Factory!)

Walkshops
Visit the production line for LA's electric bus fleet!

Building LA's Future in South Park

Walkshops
Discover how the South Park neighborhood has approached its mobility challenges, developed consensus, and secured funding for top priorities.

Leimert Park/Park Mesa: Activism, Art, Culture, History and Transportation

Walkshops
Leimart Park is the center of historical and contemporary African American art, music and culture.

Iconic Wilshire Boulevard: Its Past, Present, and Transit Future

Walkshops
Tour one of the most densely populated urban thoroughfares in the country.

Historic Union Station: Art, Architecture and Metro Rail Construction

Walkshops
Visit the historic Union Station near downtown LA!

Bike Share and Transit Integration: An Urban Transit Adventure with Bicycle Transit and BCycle

Walkshops
Join LA Metro, Bicycle Transit, and BCycle on a bike and train excursion through downtown Los Angeles.

Curb Appeal: Parking Strategies in Old Pasadena

Walkshops
Experience the rich and diverse history of Old Pasadena.

Designing Ahead of the Curb: Advocacy-Led Street Designs in Eco-Village

Walkshops
Come to discuss how neighborhood street design can be lead from the ground up.

DASH Fleet: See the Magic in Action

Walkshops
See how LA charges its electric buses.

Streets for People in Downtown Los Angeles

Walkshops
Explore the wide range of public open space in Downtown LA.

Behind the Scenes: Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator Tour

Walkshops
Join a behind the scenes tour of a non-profit organization accelerating the commercialization of clean technologies.

Chinatown: Walkability, Porosity, and Icons

Walkshops
Explore the diverse walking infrastructure that characterizes LA's Chinatown.

Follow the River: Elysian Valley to Downtown

Walkshops
Meander along a section of the LA River that is being transformed into a 32-mile continuous bike path.

Follow the River: Taylor Yard and Los Angeles River Revitalization

Walkshops
Explore two parcels of the LA River that are being transformed under the LA River Revitalization Master Plan.

​​Complete Streets go to Hollywood: Scrambles, Hubs, and a Boulevard

Walkshops
This WalkShop will showcase the red line, and how Metro expands transit access via the city’s first Bike Hub.

Seeing Stars on Street Design in Downtown LA

Walkshops
Enjoy a bike ride through the historic streets of Downtown Los Angeles.

MyFig: LA's Most Ambitious Complete Street

Walkshops
Bike along LA's most recent and ambitious complete streets project.

Vision Zero Improvements: Temple Street Slow Jams

Walkshops
Learn how color, art, design, and choreographed movement can turn a high-speed roadway into a safer and more welcoming place for people.

Three Scrambles on the Pastrami Express

Walkshops
Did you know - LA's Red Line was originally called The Pastrami Express!

Colorful Tales from Boyle Heights’ East First Street

Walkshops
Explore how transportation helped catalyze Boyle Heights' main street through a dynamic history.

Weaving it All Together - Access and Connectivity in the Fashion District

Walkshops
Learn about the public realm challenges and opportunities in one of the world's most active garment districts.

Big Dreams, Small Streets: Downtown's Historic Districts

Walkshops
Join LA DOT on an exploration of two of the city's most unique historical and cultural centers.

If These Streets Could Talk - Industrial Streets in the Arts District

Walkshops
Explore ways the City of Los Angeles is retrofitting a longstanding industrial district to provide complete streets without compromising historical charm.

Let's Play LA - Creating Kid-Friendly Streetscapes

Walkshops
Join KaBOOM! on a walk through playful public improvements on Pico Boulevard.

Controlling Traffic in the City of Angels: ATSAC Infrastructure and Operations

Walkshops
Take a walk with LA DOT to explore their Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control system.

DTLA Forward - Planning for the Future

Walkshops
Experience Downtown Los Angeles on bike!

Electric Equity: BlueLA EV Car Share

Walkshops
Learn about LA's electric car sharing pilot.

Street Smarts: Safe Routes to School Show & Tell

Walkshops
Explore LA's Safe Routes to School program, and engage with the key collaborators of the program's unique planning process.

Tuesday, Oct 02 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (9 Events)

The Road Ahead

Sessions
Now more than ever, cities need a clear-eyed view of how to make the most of infrastructure investments while both managing and harnessing the promise of emerging technologies.

Managing Speed through Automated Enforcement

Sessions
Hear from cities on how they are thinking about equity when looking at enforcement as part of a citywide traffic safety program.

Working Groups for Lasting Change

Sessions
Hear from cities that have created inter-agency working groups for a multitude of concerns, and succeeded not only in breaking silos, but in building connections and trust between agencies.

Talking with Communities in Ways that Count

Sessions
In this interactive panel session, we will think beyond checking the 'outreach box' to look at how city staff can connect in meaningful, honest ways with the communities they serve.

Vibrant Streets Mean Modern Parking Policies

Sessions
Join parking experts from leading cities for a lively panel discussion on one of transportation's most challenging (and emotional) topics: parking policy.

Managing Shared Active Transportation

Sessions
Learn how cities are developing permit programs, setting up contracts, and organizing the right of way to ensure that new active mobility options provide the greatest public benefit.

Transit Fundamentals: Priorities, Trade-Offs, and Service that Works for Your City

Sessions
Hear how cities are framing and setting priorities to deliver transit service that serves their communities' goals.

Affordable Mobility: Access to Jobs and Opportunities

Sessions
In this session, hear from cities that are expanding access to transportation for people with limited incomes.

Breakout Sessions

Sessions
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Tuesday, Oct 02 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (9 Events)

Making the Advocates Your Advocates

Sessions
In this session, hear how to work together with advocates toward shared goals for more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable cities.

A New Mindset Around Accessibility in Transportation

Sessions
Hear from cities that are embedding accessibility into all aspects of their work and dedicating resources to accessibility as a key driver of equity.

Land Use and Transportation: Planning for Sustainable Outcomes

Sessions
Hear how transportation practitioners are gaining a seat at the table, and influencing the thorny debate over land use and transportation.

Measuring for Happiness, Equity, and Access

Sessions
It's time to rethink what and how we measure what we value in transportation.

Priced to Move: Setting Value on the Street

Sessions
Join leading cities to answer the tough questions and dig in to old and new strategies for pricing the street to move people sustainably and equitably.

Design that Celebrates Communities and Revitalizes Streets as Places to Be

Sessions
Hear how cities are bringing art into their everyday practice to create a sense of shared ownership of communities.

The First-Choice, First-Mile Connection: Walking to Transit

Sessions
Learn how agencies are prioritizing the pedestrian environment around transit to increase access across their service area.

The Best Person for the Job: Recruiting a Diverse Talent Pool

Sessions
Hear from cities and experts who are ensuring that their agency workforce reflects the demographics of their residents.

Breakout Sessions

Sessions
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Wednesday, Oct 03

Wednesday, Oct 03 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (26 Events)

Making the Most of 5 Square Miles: Culver City Bicycling Tour

Walkshops
Explore Downtown Culver City by bike.

See LA's Electric Buses of the Future (at the Factory!)

Walkshops
Visit the production line for LA's electric bus fleet!

Building LA's Future in South Park

Walkshops
Discover how the South Park neighborhood has approached its mobility challenges, developed consensus, and secured funding for top priorities.

Leimert Park/Park Mesa: Activism, Art, Culture, History and Transportation

Walkshops
Leimart Park is the center of historical and contemporary African American art, music and culture.

Iconic Wilshire Boulevard: Its Past, Present, and Transit Future

Walkshops
Tour one of the most densely populated urban thoroughfares in the country.

Historic Union Station: Art, Architecture and Metro Rail Construction

Walkshops
Visit the historic Union Station near downtown LA!

Bike Share and Transit Integration: An Urban Transit Adventure with Bicycle Transit and BCycle

Walkshops
Join LA Metro, Bicycle Transit, and BCycle on a bike and train excursion through downtown Los Angeles.

Designing Ahead of the Curb: Advocacy-Led Street Designs in Eco-Village

Walkshops
Come to discuss how neighborhood street design can be lead from the ground up.

Curb Appeal: Parking Strategies in Old Pasadena

Walkshops
Experience the rich and diverse history of Old Pasadena.

DASH Fleet: See the Magic in Action

Walkshops
See how LA charges its electric buses.

Streets for People in Downtown Los Angeles

Walkshops
Explore the wide range of public open space in Downtown LA.

Behind the Scenes: Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator Tour

Walkshops
Join a behind the scenes tour of a non-profit organization accelerating the commercialization of clean technologies.

Follow the River: Elysian Valley to Downtown

Walkshops
Meander along a section of the LA River that is being transformed into a 32-mile continuous bike path.

Follow the River: Taylor Yard and Los Angeles River Revitalization

Walkshops
Explore two parcels of the LA River that are being transformed under the LA River Revitalization Master Plan.

​​Complete Streets go to Hollywood: Scrambles, Hubs, and a Boulevard

Walkshops
This WalkShop will showcase the red line, and how Metro expands transit access via the city’s first Bike Hub.

Seeing Stars on Street Design in Downtown LA

Walkshops
Enjoy a bike ride through the historic streets of Downtown Los Angeles.

MyFig: LA's Most Ambitious Complete Street

Walkshops
Bike along LA's most recent and ambitious complete streets project.

Vision Zero Improvements: Temple Street Slow Jams

Walkshops
Learn how color, art, design, and choreographed movement can turn a high-speed roadway into a safer and more welcoming place for people.

Three Scrambles on the Pastrami Express

Walkshops
Did you know - LA's Red Line was originally called The Pastrami Express!

Colorful Tales from Boyle Heights’ East First Street

Walkshops
Explore how transportation helped catalyze Boyle Heights' main street through a dynamic history.

If These Streets Could Talk - Industrial Streets in the Arts District

Walkshops
Explore ways the City of Los Angeles is retrofitting a longstanding industrial district to provide complete streets without compromising historical charm.

Let's Play LA - Creating Kid-Friendly Streetscapes

Walkshops
Join KaBOOM! on a walk through playful public improvements on Pico Boulevard.

Electric Equity: BlueLA EV Car Share

Walkshops
Learn about LA's electric car share pilot.

Controlling Traffic in the City of Angels: ATSAC Infrastructure and Operations

Walkshops
Take a walk with LA DOT to their world famous Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control system.

DTLA Forward - Planning for the Future

Walkshops
Experience Downtown Los Angeles on bike!

Street Smarts: Safe Routes to School Show & Tell

Walkshops
Explore LA's Safe Routes to School program, and engage with the key collaborators of the program's unique planning process.

Wednesday, Oct 03 - 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm (9 Events)

Meaningfully Defining, Measuring, and Addressing Equity

Sessions
Let's not just talk about equity - let's define and address it.

Code is the New Concrete

Sessions
Learn from leading cities that are harnessing data to manage and maintain public infrastructure for public benefit.

Safe Speeds, Safer Streets

Sessions
Hear from cities from around the world that are reducing speeds through safe street designs, while keeping people and goods flowing.

Who are we Designing our Transportation For?

Sessions
Today we are in a critical moment to redefine who our systems exist to serve, and in the process, rigorously eradicate mobility deserts.

Prioritizing Projects with the Most Impact for Your City

Sessions
Hear from cities at different stages in the process of creating a project prioritization system that works, and results in faster, more impactful changes on their streets.

From Highways to Boulevards: Street Transformations for Public Life

Sessions
Across North America, cities are re-imagining their widest, most dangerous streets as places for people to walk, bike, and be connected to their neighborhoods.

Strategies for Maintaining & Renewing Innovative Street Projects

Sessions
In this session, hear from cities that are operationalizing asset management to ensure that when projects get built, they are maintained to a high standard.

The Structure of Success (or DOTs are from Venus, Transit Agencies are from Mars)

Sessions
Hear from cities and transit agencies where revamped staffing and organizational structures enable regions to deliver transit-first streets.

Breakout Sessions

Sessions
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Thursday, Oct 04