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      InterActionsLA: Inspiring Quality Transit Neighborhoods in Los Angeles

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      April 18, 2019

      Thursday   8:00 AM

      1000 Alameda Street
      Los Angeles, California 90012

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      InterActionsLA: Inspiring Quality Transit Neighborhoods

      This year's "InterActionsLA" from the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies will discuss the opportunities to enhance neighborhoods given the sweeping $120 billion investment to expand Los Angeles’ transportation system. While “transportation transformation” headlines abound, the on-ground picture is different: Change to the necessary complementary elements in the neighborhoods around these is harder to see and come by. We will explore how today’s opportunity can address decades-old inequities among people and places throughout the region. Based on existing research, we know that new transit stations alone will not improve lives. A suite of complementary approaches—station area design, neighborhood connectivity and amenities, and progressive land use policies—are required to move toward a more inclusive Los Angeles region. This spring, InterActions LA will pair the latest academic thinking with real-world examples of positive and progressive change—an essential exchange to address the interconnected needs of improving transportation and mobility around current and future transit stations. PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE: 8:00 - 9:00 :: Registration & Breakfast 9:00 - 9:15 :: Opening remarks 9:15 - 10:30 :: Session 1: Academic perspectives on connectivity, neighborhood disparities, and program design "Understanding Constraints and Opportunities Within the LA Transit-Oriented Communities Program" - Julia Stein, UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic "Neighborhood Differences in Los Angeles’s Transit Areas" - Paul Ong, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Center for Neighborhood Knowledge "Considering Women and Older Adults Transportation Needs" - Madeline Brozen, UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies 10:30 - 10:45 :: Break 10:45 - 12:15 :: Session 2: What do quality transit neighborhoods look like? On-the-ground responses across different communities "Community-Organizing Strategies" - Owen Duckworth, The Alliance "Policy Advocacy to Connect Housing and Transportation Investments" - Thomas Yee, Low Income Investment Fund "Improving Needed Connectivity Through Tactical Design" - Avital Aboody, LA Más 12:15 - 12:30 :: Closing comments 12:30 :: Lunch WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Students  Community-based organization members Community advocates Non-profit staff Planners and policymakers  Planning and policy professionals ABOUT THE EVENT InterActions LA is an annual conference produced by the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies dedicated to advancing regional growth and equity in Greater Los Angeles. Bringing together a diverse community from multiple sectors, this half-day event provides an opportunity to discuss and engage in the most pressing regional issues today. InterActions LA seeks to ignite conversation, exchange ideas, and provide knowledge on topics at the intersection of how people live, move, and work in the Los Angeles region. Sponsored by the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclaimer: "As a condition to your attendance to all UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies events, you agree and irrevocably consent to your image and/or likeness being captured on photo, film, and/or video, the benefit of which shall vest in UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, its licensees, successors and assigns, and shall be used for promotional, marketing, and educational purposes only."

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