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The Next-Gen City: 7 Mayors Meet 8 Designers

EVENTS
NOV14

Presented by Los Angeles’ premiere urban think tank cityLAB at UCLA A.UD

MAYORS’ INSTITUTE ON CITY DESIGN
WESTERN REGIONAL SESSION

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 7:00pm
Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

THE NEXT-GEN CITY: 7 MAYORS MEET 8 DESIGNERS

Mayors
Honorable Mayor Robert Cashell (Reno, NV)
Honorable Mayor Osby Davis (Vallejo, CA)
Honorable Mayor Julie Manning (Corvallis, OR)
Honorable Mayor Jackie Meck (Buckeye, AZ)
Honorable Mayor Jon Nehring (Marysville, WA)
Honorable Mayor Deborah Robertson (Rialto, CA)
Chief Executive Matt Vincent (Butte-Silver Bow, MT)

Designers
Barbara Bestor (Bestor Architecture)
Jane Blumenfeld (Los Angeles Department of City Planning—retired)
Edwin Chan (EC3)
Julia Czerniak (Syracuse University)
Darren Petrucci (Arizona State University)
Paul Silvern (HR&A Advisors)
Marc Tsurumaki (LTL Architects)
Peter Zellner (ZELLNERPLUS)

Many modern American cities are plagued by a persistent problem: the disconnect between political constraints and design opportunities. Design professionals and public officials each offer unique expertise in the city development process, but often fail to capitalize on one another’s strengths through collaborative partnerships. The result: unimaginative forms and one-dimensional strategies are perpetuated and repeated in our built environment while innovative ideas are trapped in the rendering, forever relegated to a life on paper.

The Next-Gen City is a curated conversation that bridges this divide and demonstrates the power of design to address problems faced by contemporary cities.  Presented by Los Angeles’ premiere urban think tank cityLAB at UCLA, with support from the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, the event will feature mayors from 7 Western U.S. cities in conversation with 8 city design and development professionals about current issues facing each city and innovative design-based approaches to address these issues. See attachment for participant bios.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended. 

Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3.

The Mayors' Institute on City Design is a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors and the American Architectural Foundation with support from United Technologies Corporation

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