Wednesdays at the Mercado
APA LA is proud to introduce our latest series, 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 provide CM credits and provide refreshments and appetizers from restaurants in the Mercado.
This month's topic, "Evolving Demographics" will focus on the changing demographics in Los Angeles over the past few decades and the larger planning implications associated with these changes. Our panelists will be discussing the topic of evolving demographics as framed in their contributions to the demographics chapter of "Planning Los Angeles". This panel will feature Dr. Dowell Myers, professor with USC's Sol Price School of Public Policy; Steve Preston, City Manager of San Gabriel and adjunct faculty with both USC and Cal Poly Pomona; and Jan Breidenbach, long-time community development organizer and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy adjunct faculty.
Dowell Myers is a professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. His research integrates demography with housing, urban planning, and survey analysis. A major focus of his work is the future of California. He is the author of Immigrants and Boomers (Russell Sage 2007) and numerous studies promoting the intergenerational narrative of shared purpose in planning and policy making. His most recent essay, "California Futures: New Narratives for a Changing Society," appeared in the July 2012 issue of Booma Journal of California. Myers's PhD is from MIT, and he also holds degrees from UC-Berkeley and Columbia.
Steve Preston is the city manager of San Gabriel, California a city of 41,000 residents in 4.0 square miles, served by 190 FT personnel. Mr. Preston started with San Gabriel as deputy city manager in January, 1999. During his tenure the City has received several awards for its planning and redevelopment programs. Prior to joining San Gabriel he served in the communities of La Verne and Glendale, California, as well as in the private sector. An urban planner by training, Steve recently concluded his term on the American Planning Association's national board of directors, chairing its national Legislative and Policy Committee. Mr. Preston has taught negotiation and community engagement process and has significant experience in group facilitation. Winner of CCAPA's 2000 Distinguished Service Award, Preston is also a former president of APA's California Chapter; former member of APA's national Board of Directors; past President of the California Planning Roundtable; and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has served as adjunct faculty in the graduate planning programs at both USC and Cal Poly Pomona and has bachelor and master degrees in planning from Cal Poly Pomona with an emphasis in policy administration and communications
Jan Breidenbach is a long-time community development organizer. For many years she led the So CA Association of Non-Profit Housing and its Los Angeles campaign, Housing LA, advocating for increased production and preservation of affordable housing in the greater LA area. She does strategic planning with community groups and teaches housing and community development at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC. She has a masters degree in planning and a doctorate in sustainability education and researches the connections between sustainability, housing, and community development organizing.
We will be serving refreshments and appetizers provided by the Mercado.
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.
Directions: 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.
Parking: 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