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June 1, 2016 APA Los Angeles
 Planners Compete at Trivia for Lunch with Rick Cole!
Our third edition of Urbivia (urbanism trivia) took place at the HMS Bounty in April. The teams of ace planners were so close in their knowledge that two double jeopardy rounds were needed, and second-time champs the House Bruins finished on top. The team enjoyed lunch with Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole, while second-place team Jane Jacobs Addiction received swag bundles donated by CicLAvia.
Celebrate Award-Winning Excellence in Planning with Keynote Gail Goldberg
We are excited to announce Gail Goldberg - FAICP and Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute Los Angeles - as our keynote speaker for the 2016 Awards Gala on June 16, at the Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now!

5 PM - NOW AT CAPACITY - Experience the Broad Museum - Free tickets are now available to view the Broad Museum's contemporary art collection with your planning colleagues before the gala.

Main Event:
6 PM Hors d'ouevres and Hosted Bar
7 PM - NEW! - Awards Ceremony with Keynote Speaker: Gail Goldberg
8:30 PM Coffee and Dessert Reception (until 9:30PM)

10 PM - Young and Emerging Planning Professionals' Awards After-Party at Casey's Irish Pub - RSVP Required

APA Los Angeles looks forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming Events
APA Los Angeles & APBP Present:
Downtown Azusa & Gold Line Station Walking Tour
Saturday, June 4
10 AM - 1:30 PM
Downtown Azusa Gold Line Station
780 N. Alameda Ave., Azusa
APA & APBP members free/$10 non-members

Join APA Los Angeles, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, and the City of Azusa for an amazing walking tour and networking opportunity in Downtown Azusa and at Congregation Alehouse!  

Participants should meet on Azusa Avenue, immediately north of the train station at 10 AM (across the street from the Target entrance). Parking is available at the Downtown Azusa Gold Line Station (please take the Metro!)

The walking tour will include the following stops and topics in downtown Azusa:
  • Public Art in Azusa.  From our starting point we will enjoy a new mural and learn some of its background; the mural is located on the recently built (AND VERY POPULAR) parking structure that is shared by the City of Azusa, Foothill Transit, and Metro.
  • Santa Fe Depot - South of the train tracks are an old Santa Fe Line depot and Alameda Avenue.  Several options are being considered by the City, such as restoring the depot and a temporary close of Alameda Avenue for local events.
  • Azusa Avenue Streetscape.   Hear about how the City developed this streetscape and what strategies are being used to extend this environment throughout downtown Azusa.
  • Block 36.  Within the downtown Azusa area there are several City-owned opportunity sites, such as Block 36. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear City staff discuss proposals and the Citys vision for this site and downtown Azusa
Our journey will conclude at Congregation Alehouse. We have an area reserved in the patio and the business operator will chat with us regarding this establishment's decision to locate in a downtown area near transit. 
Move IE, Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, and Move LA present:
Greener Valleys 2016
Monday, June 13
9:30 AM - 3 PM
Kellogg West Conference Center, Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
$100 public / $25 students

The restoration of local ownership and governance of Ontario International Airport has people talking about opportunity in the Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley. Join Move IE,  Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, and Move LA for Greener Valleys II - a gathering of a broad range of leaders from San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties to explore opportunities for collaboration across county lines on transportation, job creation and community development.

Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, will give a keynote address aviation as a regional economic driver and how transit connections to airports can create opportunity.  We're inviting you to participate in discussion with local leaders and national experts on:
  • Challenges and opportunities of building rail connections to Ontario Airport
  • Possibilities for strategic partnerships for high-tech, bio-tech and high wage blue collar jobs
  • Local opportunities for community development near transit
  • Goods movement modernization and cargo-oriented development

ULI Los Angeles presents:
StimULI Breakfast - Public Private Partnerships and Innovations in Placemaking: Lessons from Long Beach and Los Angeles
Wednesday, June 15
7:30 - 9 AM
500 S. Figueroa St., 90017


This StimULI breakfast brings together leaders from the public and private sectors who are evaluating and utilizing various Public Private Partnership (P3) models to deliver public projects in new and innovative ways. P3s are often linked to regional infrastructure (roads, bridges, and airports), local infrastructure (waste water systems, broadband, street cars, etc.) or real-estate based projects such as hotels and convention centers.  But, with the demise of redevelopment, we are now also starting to see various P3 models used to facilitate economic development, social infrastructure and place-making.
Please join ULI for this informative discussion with local leaders on current and future projects in Long Beach and Los Angeles.
  • Amy Bodek, AICP - Director of Development Services, City of Long Beach
  • Korin Crawford - Office of the City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles
  • Jeffrey Fullerton - Director, Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate
  • Orion Fulton - Senior Manager, ARUP
  • Seth Merewitz - Partner, Best Best & Krieger; Chair, P3/JV Practice Group
APA Los Angeles Presents:
2016 Planning Awards Gala
Thursday, June 16
6 - 9:30 PM
The Colburn School
200 S. Grand Ave., 90012 
$40 members / $55 non-members / $25 students

Join APA Los Angeles for our 2016 Awards Gala at The Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles, celebrating the best of planning in the Los Angeles area! This annual ceremony recognizes the exceptional efforts being carried out by urban planners, advocates, elected officials and others to make great communities happen. It is a gathering of our region's most active and innovative urban planning professionals, and award winners include professionals from cities, agencies, non-profits, and consulting firms.

5 PM -NEW- Experience the Broad Museum -- Free tickets are available to view the Broad Museum's contemporary art collection with your planning colleagues before the gala. Supply is limited - register today!

Main Event:
6 PM Hors d'ouevres and Hosted Bar
7 PM Awards Ceremony
8:30 PM Coffee and Dessert Reception

10 PM - NEW - Young and Emerging Planning Professionals' Awards After-Party at Casey's Irish Pub - RSVP Required

Transit is available via the Metro Red Line Civic Center Station. Parking is available at the Disney Concert Hall and at nearby public lots and garages. Metered street parking and Metro bus service are also available.
Institute of Transportation Engineers and Young Professionals in Transportation Present:
TransportationCamp Anaheim
Sunday, August 14
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$35 Registration 

Join hundreds of innovative thinkers and doers to talk about the future of transportation at TransportationCamp in Anaheim brought to you by the Institute of Transportation Professionals and Young Professionals in Transportation.  This unconference is about connecting all types of transportation professionals and giving each of you an opportunity to voice your outlook, ideas and opinions on how we all can work together to create better communities and positively affect the quality of life for millions of people.

This is not a traditional conference. The session topics and activities are suggested by the attendees. TransportationCamp provides an opportunity for every attendee to be a participant in shaping and leading the event. Be prepared to get involved and meet people. Major themes reflect the backgrounds and interests of the participants. Questions? Contact Colleen Agan at or visit
State Conference Registration Now Open!
Don't miss this year's APA California conference at the Pasadena Convention Center, October 22-25! For more details and registration, visit the conference site.
State Conference Volunteers Needed
The conference is quickly approaching, and we need your help to make sure the Los Angeles Section shines and delivers an amazing event. Wherever your interests lie, there is a place for you to volunteer. Anyone interested should email Bryan Eck at  

Pro Bono Community Planning Assistance Now Available from APA California

APA's California Chapter has launched a program to provide volunteer professional planning assistance to financially constrained municipalities and community groups throughout the state. By pairing expert planning professionals with residents and other stakeholders from communities with limited resources, the Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) program seeks to foster community education, engagement, and empowerment. Team members are selected for their expertise and will engage community representatives in a short but intensive planning process that can develop visions, strategies, plans, or processes.

APA members that wish to volunteer their services and cities or organizations that need pro bono professional planning assistance may visit APA California for more information and to register. 
Youth Scholarships - Women in Green Forum

The Women in Green Forum (WIGF) is the premier conference series highlighting women's impact on the environmental industry. The 7th Annual WIGF will convene leaders in the environmental movement, drawing an international audience of sustainability experts including academic researchers, CSR executives, energy analysts, and technology developers. The WIGF also appeals to regulatory agencies involved in developing policies and legislation surrounding green technologies for the private and public sectors. This is an opportunity for sustainability professionals from all sectors to share ideas and create lasting partnerships. 

The Youth Leadership Program sponsored by American Honda Motor Co. includes a scholarship program to recruit students (high school and college) to attend the Women In Green Forum, a mentorship program that connects later stage professionals with students for career counseling sessions and the presentation of the 2016 Youth Trailblazer Award during the luncheon at the Forum.  If you are a full-time student and interested in attending the Women In Green Forum, please complete a Youth Leadership Program Scholarship Application and submit your completed application by July 1, 2016.  
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