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2017 Spring Semester Seminars

“Housing a Growing California: State law vs local decisionmaking ”

February 14th, 2017 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Sonja Trauss, SFBay Area Renters Foundation
Discussant: Mark Vallianatos, Leading LA Housing Advocate



“Gentrification and Bike Lanes ”

February 28th, 2017 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Tamika Butler
Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
Discussant: Eric Tunell, USC Price School
Janet Li, USC Price School


“Assessing the Need for Immigrants: Impacts on the Workforce and Implications for Taxpayers ”

March 7th, 2017 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Dowell Myers
Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California


“More Housing and Better Neighborhood Equity in LA: Can we plan for both?”

April 4th, 2017 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: S. Gail Goldberg, Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute – Los Angeles; Shane Philips, Policy Director for the advocacy group Abundant Housing L.A; Damien Goodmon, Executive Director of the nonprofit Crenshaw Subway Coalition; and Mott Smith, Co-founder and Principal of Civic Enterprise.




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