Going for Gold - Planning for the 2028 Olympics
Los Angeles won our bid for the Olympics in 2028. Planning for this event will build on our success hosting the Olympics in 1984 and provide an international forum for Los Angeles to once again look to the future. Along with investing in opportunities for health, recreation, and infrastructure between now and then, what other questions does our city need to consider?
Los Angeles will serve as a laboratory for how mega-event planning can be accomplished over a longer time frame. Will the benefits be distributed equitably across the City? Can Los Angeles achieve a gold medal in using the Olympics as a vehicle to make long-term improvements?
Join us for a thoughtful discussion about the experience of other recent host cities, scholars, and practitioners on what planning for the Olympics means for the City of LA, visitors, and residents.
Olympic themed hor d'oeuvres, dessert, and drinks will be served. The Program begins at 6:30 PM and will conclude at 8:30. Networking will happen before and after. 2 CM credits will be available for AICP's.
Panel 1: Lessons learned from other host cities
Dr. Eva Kassens-Noor, Urban & Regional Planning, Michigan State University
Michael Dobbins, FACIP, FAIA, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Tech
Richard Marshall, International Strategy Director, Perkins and Will
Frances Anderton, KCRWs DNA, Moderator
Panel 2: Can the 2028 Olympics be a success for all Angelenos, visitors and residents?
Therese McMillan, Chief Planning Officer, Metro
Lakisha Hull, Senior Planning Deputy, Office of Councilman Curren Price
Dr. Genevieve Guilano, Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC.
Bill Hanway, LA 2028's Director of Venues & Infrastructure and Executive Vice President, leader for Global Sports at AECOM
Miranda Rodriguez, Assistant Program Officer, LISC
Avishay Artsy, KCRWs DNA, Moderator
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