Colloquium XIV: Adding Voices to the LA Planning Story

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Date(s) - Oct 28, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Huntington Library & Gardens

Los Angeles Region Planning History Group At the Huntington Library

LOS ANGELES HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CITY of multiple cultures and social groups, and planning for growth, infrastructure and development here has been continuous. Typically, the history has emphasized the roles occupied by the majority. As a result, important planning work done by women, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and gays and lesbians has routinely been overlooked or excluded. These omissions have not only deprived many planners and communities of due acknowledgment, but also disregarded the lessons they might offer to all practitioners and scholars in the field.

Adding Voices to the LA Planning Story will begin to tell some of the many stories missing from the mainstream narrative about the region. This colloquium will bring together key individuals who helped transform the practice of planning here, alongside current practitioners and community leaders. They will share insights and experiences on different facets of community building, including the making and implementing of plans for diverse local communities.

Who were some of the pioneering leaders that helped open up the planning profession or effect grass-roots change in diverse communities? What challenges did women, planners of color, and professionals from underrepresented groups face as they navigated the structures and expectations of a white male majority? And what do these past experiences tell us about our current and future challenges in planning for an ever-changing region?

Please join us as we shine a light on the long-overlooked social history of planning practice in Los Angeles.

Come join us!

Registration is $50 per person; for students with valid student IDs, $35. The fee includes the colloquium, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Please confirm your attendance to Alice Lepis, Secretary ([email protected]) or at 818.769.4179 on or before noon, Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Registration and Payment Options

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Registration: $50 

Student Registration (with Student ID): $35 

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