Wednesdays at the Mercado
APA LA is proud to announce the last in 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 Chichen Itza in the Mercado La Paloma.
As the editor, David Sloane, Ph.D., will will give his overview and thoughts about Planning LA. Todd Gish's presentation exposes cracks in the myth of an unplanned Los Angeles. Dr. Meridith Drake Reitan will speak to her chapter, "The City as a Textbook". Love it, hate it, or both, the City of Angels has a long history of planning and plans, many of them created by nationally prominent professionals who utilized the best practices of their day attempting to shape our booming metropolis. Opinions may differ on levels of eventual success or failure, but the notion that our city's development is nothing but the product of uncontrolled real estate speculation needs to be put to rest. Come be part of the dialog!
Dr. Sloane 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.
Todd Gish is an architect, planner, and urban historian. A fifth-generation Angeleno, he teaches at the USC Price School of Public Policy and writes about housing, planning and development in twentieth-century Los Angeles.
Dr. Meredith Drake Reitan is Assistant Dean of Graduate Fellowships and an adjunct faculty member at
the University of Southern California. Her work which is focused on the visual practices of urban planners,
has been published in the Journal of Planning History and in an edited volume for the APA Press.
El Mercado La Paloma (The Dove Marketplace) (View)
3655 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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