Colloquium X: “Airports and Aviation ‐‐‐ A Driving Force for the Development of Southern California”

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Date(s) - Oct 18, 2014
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Brand Library and Art Center

Presented by the Los Angeles Region Planning History Group Continental Breakfast Reception: 9:30 a.m. Colloquium and Lunch:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free Parking at Brand Library Park, Entering from Grandview or Western Avenues Aviation  and  Airports  have  profoundly  influenced  land  use  development  in Southern California.  Aviation  entrepreneurs,  based  upon  the  success  of aviation  in  World  War  I, envisioned  airplanes  as  the  regional  transportation system,  connecting  Southern  California through a network of small airports. Post World War II led to unprecedented growth in Southern California population, the development of a major international airport, and the creation of suburban development close to the major aviation employers. Tension between residents, environmentalists and the airports surfaced in a major way. Yet airports remain an important part of the Southern California economy with its international connections to the Pacific Rim and the “just‐in time” delivery economy. Colloquium X will address such questions as:  How can airports continue to meet the needs of the region’s economy?  How do future planners accommodate the expected demands for air travel? Is there a role for a “regional airport authority?” Can we plan the regional rail system to serve the critical airports as inter‐regional mobility hubs? What development is appropriate near existing airports? What is the future of general aviation airports? A distinguished Panel, moderated by Ryan Hall, Regional Aviation Planner, Southern California Association of Government, will address these and other questions:

  • Steven Erie, Professor of Political Science, Urban Studies and Planning Program, UC San Diego
  • Mark Pisano, Professor of Practice, USC Price School of Public Policy
  • Dan Feger, Executive Director, Burbank Bob Hope Airport
  • Robert L. Rodine, Principal Consultant, The Polaris Group

Sam Gennawey, Board Member, will facilitate an interactive dialogue between the Panel and the audience after lunch. Please use this form to register.