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Thanks to Timothy Walker for the City Building Event!

scpcadmin | June 11, 2017 in Upcoming Events | Comments (0)

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The Southern California Planning Congress
thanks Timothy Walker for this informative event!

 

City Building: Shaping Pasadena’s

Largest Mixed-Use Development

 

The 100 West Walnut Project

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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The largest mixed-used development in Pasadena’s history is about to emerge on the west side of its historic core.  The 22-acre site – bounded by Fair Oaks Avenue, Union Street, West Walnut Street, and Pasadena Avenue – is the last remaining large and underutilized site in downtown Pasadena.  It was assembled for the Parsons Corporation in the mid-1970s through redevelopment.  Lincoln Property Company bought the property from Parsons and is now entitled to develop in two phases 612,000 square feet of office and ancillary retail, 15,000 square feet of pedestrian-oriented retail, 2,500 square feet of restaurant and 475 residential units along Fair Oaks frontage.  The development was born of a unique interaction of committed citizens and organizations determined to make the development compatible with Old Pasadena and adopted City plans aimed at continuing Pasadena’s sense of place.  Lincoln Property Company actively listened to community concerns over a four year period and changed the proposed development to what was approved by the City.

Come and hear the story of how community activists breathed life into the City’s adopted plans and how a developer put all this together into a successful business model.  The development – “100 West Walnut” – will commence construction in 2018.

 

Our speaker:

 

Timothy Walker

Walker Real Estate Services, LLC

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

 

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with
mushrooms and pearl onions.

 

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine –
Sautéed boneless trout, grilled almonds, lemon emulsion, and leek duxelles fondue

 

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $25 for students with ID

 

This event has passed.

After the on-line registration closure date, refunds will not be provided.  On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

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In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

 

Download the Event Flyer

 
Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.


Thanks to our Panelists! Homeward Bound: Towards Ending Homelessness in LA

scpcadmin | March 29, 2017 in 2017 | Comments (0)

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The Southern California Planning Congress
thanks our panelists for this successful event!

 

Homeward Bound:

Towards Ending Homelessness in LA

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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The City of Los Angeles is out to end homelessness. With an estimated 28,000 people living on LA streets and 47,000 County-wide, encampments have become a familiar part of the urban fabric. Recently, LA voters approved HHH, a $1.2 billion bond measure with a self-imposed property tax assessment of $9.64 for each $100,000 of property valuation. The measure will help build 1,000 housing units for homeless people annually over a 10-year period along with County support services geared toward re-entry into a healthier lifestyle. The implementation period includes units built on city-owned property. Join our panel discussion on the leadership ingredients for this important initiative, development and design challenges, and its possible application for other cities.

 

Our panel speakers:

 

 

 

The Honorable José Huizar

The Honorable José Huizar was elected to the Los Angeles City Council’s 14th District in 2005. He has taken a leadership role in addressing homelessness as the chair of the City’s first-ever Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness. In Downtown’s Skid Row community, the Councilmember has successfully brought in L.A. County medical, mental health, drug rehabilitation, and other service providers to coordinate with the City as part of the Operation Healthy Streets cleanup initiative. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Urban Planning from Princeton University, and a Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law. He is the first Mexican immigrant elected to the City Council in Los Angeles’ history and in 2004, he became the first Latino to serve on the Princeton Board of Trustees.

 

 

Loveman Headshot

 

Charles E. Loveman, Jr.

Mr. Charles Loveman is the Executive Director of Heritage Housing Partners in Pasadena.  His expertise includes development projects involving public sector financial participation in private development deals.  He is active in community housing and historic preservation organizations and currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Waverly School. Charles is the former President of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, Board President of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, and Board Member of the California Preservation Foundation. Charles has also served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of West Hollywood and as a Senior City Planner with the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles. He received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard University, and an MBA from UCLA.

 

 

 

Michael Dieden

Mr. Michael Dieden founded Creative Housing Associates, LLC, in 1997, as a pioneer in the transit-oriented development field. Over his career Michael has successfully developed a number of award-winning projects, and has extensive experience in dealing with complex public-private partnerships and navigating the often challenging politics of real estate development.  Michael quickly earned a reputation as the premier community consensus-builder in California.  Urban Land magazine profiled Michael’s groundbreaking approach in the article, “Listening to the Community, New Rules for successful Development.”  He has developed many award-winning urban infill projects, including the iconic Mission-Meridian Village adjacent to the Gold Line station in South Pasadena.  He was educated at Gonzaga University, Laney College, and the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied Sociology and Philosophy.

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

 

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with
mushrooms and pearl onions.

 

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine –
Sautéed boneless trout, grilled almonds, lemon emulsion, and leek duxelles fondue

 

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

– This event has passed –

Cost: $40 general public, $25 for students with ID

 

Download the Event Flyer
(If you did not receive the event email)


After the on-line registration closure date, refunds will not be provided.
On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.


Thanks to Governor Michael Dukakis for the Jan. 24th Event!

scpcadmin | December 23, 2016 in 2017 | Comments (0)

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This event has passed. 

The Southern California Planning Congress
invites you to this event.

 

An Evening with

Governor Michael Dukakis

 

 
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge – Boston, MA –
Part of the Big Dig, the largest U.S. highway project.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant,
Bordeaux Room:

1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Michael Dukakis continues to champion excellence in governance as a professor at Northeastern University and UCLA, public transit proponent, and advocate for urban America.  He served two terms as Governor of Massachusetts and was the 1988 Democratic nominee for President. Infrastructure priorities are finally part of the national dialogue and will reshape the form of cities such as Los Angeles and Boston in the years to come.  Interact with Governor Dukakis as he shares his perspectives on best practices in local, state, and federal leadership, and transportation planning and implementation.

 

Our guest speaker:

 

Dukakis Head Shot

 

Governor Michael Dukakis

JD, Harvard Law School, 1960; Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University; Visiting Professor, the Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA, current; Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1975 to 1979 and 1983 to 1991; and Democratic nominee for President of the United States, 1988.

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

Steak Frites au Poivre –
Grilled skirt steak (served medium rare) with black peppercorn cream.

Roast Duck a l’Orange –
1/2-duck marinated and slow roasted in oranges.

Fresh Filet of Salmon –
Grilled and served with a champagne sauce.

 

A vegetarian option is available upon request. 
All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $45 general public, $35 for students with ID

This event is passed. 
On-line registration is closed. 

 

Download the Event Flyer
(If you did not receive the event email)

On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed.
After the registration closure date, refunds will not be provided.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.


Save the Dates for these Exciting Upcoming Events!

scpcadmin | August 15, 2016 in 2016 | Comments (0)

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SCPC asks that you save the dates for
these upcoming events.  See you there!

 

 

September 14, 2016

An Evening with
Professor Denise Lawrence-Zuniga, PhD

Department of Architecture,
Cal Poly Pomona

Suburbia, embraced and problematic, has aged and revealed characteristics worth saving. In her new book, Protecting Suburban America, Professor Lawrence-Zuniga, with her background in social and cultural anthropology, examines historic preservation in Southern California.

 

October 19, 2016

An Evening with
Zev Yaroslavsky

Former LA County Supervisor

 During his career Zev Yaroslavsky has been one of the region’s most influential leaders, broadly influencing public policy and implementation. Join our discussion on contemporary issues and Los Angeles’ future.

 

January 12, 2017

Annual New Year Program with
Michael Dukakis

Former Massachusetts Governor
and 1988 Presidential Candidate

 Michael Dukakis continues to advance excellence in governance, both as a professor of public policy, public transit proponent, and advocate for urban America. Kick off the new year and interact as he shares his perspectives.

 

 

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Thanks to Robert “Bud” Ovrom for Convention Re-Invention!

scpcadmin | June 2, 2016 in 2016 | Comments (0)

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The Southern California Planning Congress would like to thank
Robert “Bud” Ovrom for an informative and entertaining event!

 

Convention Re-Invention!

 

How will LA Create a
Convention Center Superstar?

 

Conv Center Proj Rendering 

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Download the Event Flyer

 

 

Long striving for competitiveness in the international convention and tourism marketplace, the Los Angeles Convention Center/Farmer’s Field partnership held promise. Though the sports venue has gone elsewhere, billions of dollars continue to be invested in Downtown Los Angeles, and the development of eleven new and planned area hotels represent a critical link. A promising strategy for the Los Angeles Convention Center may finally, and permanently, cement the facility’s prominence as a convention and tourism superstar in an increasingly bustling downtown.

 

Our guest speaker:

 

Robert “Bud” Ovrom

Executive Director,
Department of Convention and Tourism Development,
City of Los Angeles

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms and pearl onions.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $30 members, $25 for students with ID

 

This event has passed.  

Download the Event Flyer
(If you did not receive the event email)

On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed. After the registration closure date, refunds will not be provided. 

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit. 

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.


Thanks to Elizabeth Carvajal for “UNION STATION MASTER PLAN UPDATE” on 1/14/15!

scpcadmin | December 15, 2014 in 2015 | Comments (0)

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Thanks to Elizabeth Carvajal for this great event!

 

UNION STATION MASTER

PLAN UPDATE

 

The Historic Terminal is
Propelled into the Future

 

UnionStn Rendering
 

 

 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Download the Event Flyer

 

 

Union Station has shaped the history of the Southern California region. Completion of the Union Station Master Plan, now under environmental review, will help shape the future.  

As the region’s transportation hub supporting multiple transit services and growth in the region, staged implementation of the Plan will improve multi-modal transit services, infrastructure, facilitate urban connections and guide investment and commerce.

 

Our guest speaker:

Elizabeth Carvajal
Transportation Planning Manager,
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, Soup of the day,
Organic greens with house vinaigrette dressing, Fresh vegetable,
and Rice or potato.

 

With one of the following selections:

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with Sherbet and Coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $30 members, $25 for students with ID

 

Registration for this event has closed. 

Download the Event Flyer

(If you did not receive the event email)

 

 

Questions?
Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.


This event has been cancelled: “The Challenges of Fulfilling Planning and Housing Expectations…”

scpcadmin | September 15, 2014 in 2014 | Comments (0)

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The Southern California Planning Congress
regrets to inform you that this event has been cancelled. 

Current registrants will be issued refunds. 

 

The Challenges of Fulfilling

Planning and Housing

Expectations for the

City of Los Angeles

 

An Evening with Kevin Keller

 

 

LA Graphic - CH

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Download the Event Flyer

 

 

Housing and policy direction for a city as large and diverse as Los Angeles requires focused executive and political leadership. An overarching vision must respond to varied expectations and implementation challenges.

How does Mayor Eric Garcetti view the city’s future and how does the mayor intend to use his office to fulfill a vision that improves basic city services and promotes commerce, development, employment opportunity, and meeting varied housing demands, concurrent with measures to advance stable communities across the city?

How will the proposed streamlining of Planning, Building and Safety and the City’s other development services balance efficiency with the public’s desire for more livable and sustainable neighborhoods?

 

Our guest speaker:

Kevin Keller
Director of Planning and Housing Policy,
Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, Soup of the day,
Organic greens with house vinaigrette dressing, Fresh vegetable,
and Rice or potato.

 

With one of the following selections:

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with Sherbet and Coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $30 members, $25 for students with ID

 

This event has been cancelled. 


Registration at the event is available (via checks only), for an additional $10 and is not guaranteed.

Registration refunds or credits will not be provided.

Download the Event Flyer
(If you did not receive the event email)

 

 

Questions?
Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.


SCPC invites friends and colleagues – Annual Holiday Mixer on 12/8!

scpcadmin | November 23, 2013 in 2013 | Comments (0)

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Join the Southern California
Planning Congress for the


ANNUAL HOLIDAY MIXER

 

Sunday, December 8th, 2:00 pm

 

 

Castle Green print
 

The SCPC invites friends and colleagues to our annual holiday mixer by touring one of Old Pasadena’s most historic residential buildings, Castle Green, and holiday cheer at The Otis Bar, La Grande Orange Cafe, a part of the Gold Line’s Del Mar Station.

Join us outside the Castle Green entrance, at 99 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, where we will gather before the tour, and immediately after for a short walk to La Grande Orange Cafe, at 260 South Raymond Avenue, to continue our “no host” festivities.

Download the event flyer for more information.

Ticket and other tour information is available at www.castlegreen.com/tour/.

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


A Big Thank You to Tony Perez for “The State of the Art – Form Based Codes” event

scpcadmin | May 1, 2013 in 2013 | Comments (0)

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SCPC would like to give a big thank you to Tony Perez,
for an entertaining and informative presentation and discussion. 

 

 

 

The State of the Art –

Form Based Codes

 

Do They Work? How Do We Adopt Them?

 Form Based Codes Graphic - Source www.xx.com

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Download the Event Flyer

 

 

Form based codes embody an expressive power.  Exceeding the influence of traditional zoning, this artful place-making tool applies principles and regulations to shape a place’s character, whether neighborhood or city. The resulting high quality urban fabric is achieved by a public process that articulates a community’s unique vision by identifying regulations representing the building blocks of community: form, scale and massing, streets, and public space. 

Planners, architects, urbanists and all those who value well-designed places should attend this event.  The presentation and discussion, led by one of the nation’s leading practitioners of form based codes, will focus on the following topics:

 

  • Where have form based codes helped shape city place-making?
  • Where do form based codes provide benefits beyond zoning and specific plans?
  • What are the key steps for successful adoption and implementation?

 

Our guest speaker:

Tony Perez

Director of Form-Based Coding, Opticos Design, Inc.
Instructor, The Form Based Code Institute, CFD District

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, Soup of the day,
Organic greens with house vinaigrette dressing, Fresh vegetable,
and Rice or potato.

 

With one of the following selections:

Coq au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms.

Beef Bourguignon –
Tender pieces of beef in Burgundy wine mushroom sauce.

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with Sherbet and Coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT


** On-line registration has closed. **

Registration at the event is available (via checks only), for an additional $10 and is not guaranteed.

Registration refunds or credits will not be provided.

Download the Event Flyer
(If you did not receive the event email)

 

 

Questions?
Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.


Thanks for a great SCPC Annual Holiday Mixer!

scpcadmin | November 20, 2012 in 2012 | Comments (0)

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SCPC would like to thank the great group that came out for the Castle Green tour and our holiday mixer!

An event summary is posted here.

 

 

The Southern California Planning Congress
invites you to our

 

ANNUAL HOLIDAY MIXER


Sunday, December 2, 2012 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Source: castlegreen.com

Source: http://www.castlegreen.com

 

Please join your friends and colleagues at our annual SCPC Holiday Mixer, starting with the “Dickens in the Castle” tour of Old Pasadena’s most dazzling Victorian, Castle Green, followed by holiday cheer a short walk away at The Otis Bar at La Grande Orange Café.

Gather at 2:00 p.m. at 99 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, for the Castle Green tour. Immediately following, continue the “no host” celebration at La Grande Orange Café, at 260 South Raymond Avenue.

Tour tickets are $20 and must be purchased on your own, either online or at the Castle’s front gate. For tickets and more information: www.castlegreen.com/tour.

 

Directions:

Transit
Take the Metro Gold Line to the Del Mar Station, one block south of Castle Green, at 230 S. Raymond Avenue (between Green Street and Del Mar Street).

Parking
Park at the Schoolhouse Public Parking Structure at 33 E. Green Street (corner of Green Street and Raymond Avenue), or at the Del Mar Station Parking Garage at 230 S. Raymond Avenue (just north of Del Mar Street).


Related Links:

Castle Green: http://www.castlegreen.com/about-the-castle-green/
La Grande Orange Café: http://www.lgostationcafe.com/
Metro Gold Line: http://www.metro.net/riding/maps/gold-line/
Old Pasadena Map: http://www.oldpasadena.org/map.asp

 An event summary is posted here

Always Drink Responsibly

 


 

Questions?
Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com


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