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Transforming South Los Angeles

Communities in South Los Angeles, some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the region, are transforming with inventive sustainable community strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage more walking, biking, and use of the region’s extensive public transit system. See these neighborhoods, including Watts, Inglewood, South Central Avenue and Hawthorne, experience the Metro Blue, Green and Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail lines, and eat lunch from Renowned Korean-American Chef Roy Choi’s restaurant LoCol under the iconic Watts Towers. We’ll pass by SpaceX, the construction site of a new stadium in Inglewood, and kick some dirt on the future active transportation route along a former freight rail corridor that will link Inglewood with the Los Angeles River. And then we’ll even smell the native wildflowers at a former industrial wasteland, which is now Augustus Hawkins Natural Park!

WalkShop Leader:

Deborah Murphy, Principal, Deborah Murphy Urban Design + Planning and Founder, Los Angeles Walks

Additional WalkShop Speakers:

Jenny Scanlin, Director of Development, City of Los Angeles Housing Authority
Nat Gale, Watts Rising Collaborative
John Mimms or Kecia Boulware, Jordan Downs Redevelopment Project
Viviana Franco, From Lot to Spot, Watts Rising Collaborative
Leslie Graham, Green Commuter, Watts Rising Collaborative
Cindy Montanez, Tree People, Watts Rising Collaborative
Lisa Padilla, Cityworks Design Active Transportation
Robert Machuca, LA Metro Active Transportation
Jacob Lieb, LA Metro First/Last Mile Planning
Christine Robert, The Robert Group
Haleemah Henderson, Watts Labor Community Action Committee