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Wednesdays at the Mercado
El Mercado La Paloma (The Dove Marketplace)
Los Angeles, CA
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Wednesdays at the Mercado
APA LA is proud to introduce Wednesdays at the Mercado, a monthly series that will feature various panelists who will speak on current topics in planning in Los Angeles.

These events will be offered for CM credits and refreshments will be provided from local restaurants in El Mercado.

This month's topic on Economic Development will be introduced and framed by David Sloane, Ph.D., the editor of Planning Los Angeles, which explores urban planning in the region from multiple perspectives and is the inspiration for our series Wednesdays at the Mercado, accompanied by chapter contributors Ken Bernstein and Elizabeth Currid-Halkett.  Mr. Bernstein will discuss the City of Los Angeles' Adaptive Reuse Ordinance as a primary engine for the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles as a model policy utilizing historic preservation as a tool for economic development and housing production.  His presentation discusses the early efforts to revitalize downtown, the history of historic preservation policies in the city, the Adaptive Reuse Ordinance's provisions, the far-reaching results from the ordinance, and some of the law's key policy implications.  Ms. Currid-Halkett's discussion will address the central role of arts and culture in economic development.  In particular, the discussion will focus on the import role culture - high and low, commercial and bohemian - plays in Los Angeles' economy.  Her discussion will conclude with how Los Angeles and more generally other cities and their planners/developers should reveiw the arts as a key part of economic development.

David Sloane, Ph.D., is a professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. His research examines the connections and tensions between urban planning and public health, health disparities and community development, and public and private commemoration, as well as the dynamics of neighborhood public safety.  He is currently engaged in research projects regarding the role of resource environments in health disparities in cardiovascular disease and diabetes among African Americans, changing styles of commemoration in post-Vietnam America, civil gang injunctions and public safety, and a social assessment of Hollywood, California.  Ken Bernstein serves as Principal City Planner for the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, for the Public Policy and Historic Resources Divisions. Elizabeth Currid-Halkett is an Associate Professor also at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.

Mercado La Paloma is located in Los Angeles Mercado La Paloma is located in Los Angeles, at 3655 South Grand
Avenue (Grand and 37th Street), right off the 110 Freeway, just blocks from the University of Southern California,
and minutes from downtown.
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 following: Metro Local 40, 42 or 446, Metro Rapid 740 or 745,
Commuter Express 438 and the Metro Silver Line to the USC Station.

There is a small onsite parking lot and street parking available, please read the posted signs for parking restrictions.


El Mercado La Paloma (The Dove Marketplace) (View)
3655 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
United States


Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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