POSTPONEMENT OF COLLOQUIUM XVI

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT 

We regret to inform you of the postponement of our colloquium, which was scheduled for this Saturday, March 14th at the Huntington Library. We have received several phone calls and e-mails regarding the Novel Coronavirus and the canceling of events locally, statewide and nationally. 

At this point in time the Los Angeles County Health Department has not declared a local health emergency, however the City of Pasadena Health Department has declared a local emergency. Also, the Huntington Library is postponing events until the end of April. 

Based on the best available information today, we believe it is in everyone’s best interests to postpone and reschedule the event. As of today, we had 110 persons registered for the colloquium. Although we were taking health precautions, we can never be too safe. 

Due to the importance of getting this notice to you as soon as possible. We will immediately begin working with the Huntington Library and our speakers on a new date and inform you as soon as possible. The LARPHG Board Members apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you, but in an abundance of caution we felt the best course of action was to postpone and reschedule the event. 

Please feel free to contact Ken Farfsing at kcf817@aol.com or myself, at marsharood@earthlink.net.

Sincerely, 
Marsha V. Rood, FAICP 
President, LARPHG 

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On Saturday, March 14, 2020 [at the beautiful Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino] — The Los Angeles Region Planning History Group will present Colloquium XVI which is designed to learn from the past and apply its lessons to future housing policy. The heart of the colloquium will engage you in a facilitated discussion of strategies and policy recommendations for addressing the LA housing crisis both current and future.

The region’s first major housing crisis came during the Great Depression, reflecting both the rapid industrial build-up for war and the crush of returning G.I.s from World War II. Explore the root causes of the present housing crisis that go back the turn of the 20th Century. What threads, broad trends and lessons from past housing crises can we study and apply to address the present housing crisis?

  • What are the real-world impacts of the State’s past housing policies on the region?
  • How has the region balanced top down planning with local control in a world of NIMBY’s and YIMBY’s?
  • What’s the historic role of economics and changing consumer preferences?
  • Is building more housing supply linked to affordability?
  • What was the historic role of non-profit affordable housing developers in the region and will they survive without incentives?
  • Have past transit-oriented developments really worked in the land of the automobile
  • What mistakes did planners make in housing policy that damaged the quality of life in this region?
  • Can we avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?

SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAM and LIST OF SPEAKERS:

8:30 am – REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION)

9:00 am – WELCOME AND COLLOQUIUM FRAMEWORK – Marsha Rood, FAICP, President of LARPHG

9:15 am – KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Kenneth McCormick CEO, Mill Creek Development Company

9:30 am – SESSION ONE – The Root Causes of the Housing Crisis
Moderator: Ken Bernstein, Manager Office of Historic Resources, City of Los
Angeles

Panelists:

Housing through the LA Lens – Rising Immigration as L.A.
Comes of Age
– Liz Falletta, RA, MRED, Professor,
Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

The History of the State’s Affordable Housing
Requirements
– Cathy Criswell, Board Chair, Mutual
Housing of California

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH THE PANELISTS

10:45 am – BREAK

11:00 am – SESSION TWO – Threads and Broad Trends: Lessons Learned from L.A.’s History

Moderator: Mark Herwick, Supervising Regional Planner, Los Angeles County
Department of Regional Planning

Panelists:

The Economics and Demographics of Housing
Dowell Myers, Ph.D. Professor, Sol Price School of Public
Policy, University of Southern California

The History and Impact of Non-Profit Housing
Developers
– Robin Hughes, President & CEO,
Adobe Communities

Recent: Implementation of Housing Policies in the Real
World
– Amy Bodek, AICP, Director, Los
Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH THE PANELISTS

12:15 pm – LUNCH (INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION)

12:30 pm – FACILITATED DISCUSSION: HOUSING FUTURES – Facilitator:
Clifford W. Graves, FAICP, Urban Planning and Partnership Consultant
Adjunct Professor on Public Policy at USC

1:30 pm – COLLOQUIUM SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS – Ken Farfsing,
Former City Manager, City of Carson

Registration and Payment Options – $50/$25 (student) – INCLUDES CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

To register for Colloquium XVI, complete the registration form AND complete payment via PayPal or check:

Payment Options:

  1. PayPal
    Registration: $50 Buy Now
    Student Registration (with Student ID): $25 Buy Now, or….
  2. Mail a check payable to “Los Angeles Region Planning History Group” to:
    Los Angeles Region Planning History Group
    c/o Alice Lepis, Secretary
    11227 Acama Street
    North Hollywood, CA 91602
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