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Community & Economic Development Seminars

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Mobile Workshop: Building the Stadium of Tomorrow: How Inglewood is Revitalizing its Entertainment District

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Journey to the Premiere Center in Playa Vista, just around the corner from the construction site of the LA Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, to experience a simulation of what the entire stadium and district will be. Learn how the City of Inglewood’s City of Champions Revitalization Initiative made the LA Stadium &... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: Creating the U.S.’s Greenest Port while Revitalizing the L.A. Waterfront

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As the Port of Los Angeles continues to break cargo records, it also continues to reduce emissions as not only the largest but also the greenest U.S. gateway for seaborne trade. Join us as the tour of “America’s Port” explores LA’s massive cargo operations and emerging LA Waterfront visitor destination. Learn how the Port is... Read more »

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: An Urban Oasis: Downtown LA’s Arts District

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Tourists from across the country — and even the globe — travel to Los Angeles to get a flavor for the Arts District, walking along its many streets to sample the rich array of restaurants and retail shops it has to offer, or to seek job opportunities from a number of new businesses which today serve as incubators and... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: Replacing a Hollywood Icon: Touring the $482 Million Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project

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The nearly half-billion-dollar Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project is the largest bridge project in the history of the City of Los Angeles, making it one of the most expensive infrastructure projects ever built in the city. The new, 3,500-foot long structure, being built by the City’s Bureau of Engineering, will replace the original bridge, long-known for its... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: Watts Rising: How Community Led Change Made Lasting Impacts on Housing, Public Safety and the Local Environment

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For years Watts has been undergoing a transformation by the community, for the community.  It has created the internationally recognized Community Safety Partnership program between the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department.  This community-led change fueled the $1.4 billion redevelopment of the Jordan Downs Housing Development.  And this... Read more »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

NLC University Community & Economic Development 201/301: The Urban Plan for Elected Officials

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Developed by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Urban Plan is a realistic and engaging simulation in which participants learn about and wrestle with the fundamental forces that affect urban development. Participants, playing the role of an inter-disciplinary a real estate development team, will experience the challenging issues, private and public- sector roles, complex trade-offs, and... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(NEW) Community & Economic Development 201: What Works Cities Certification

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All participants welcome, but we encourage attendees to have taken Certification 101 in advance. Regardless of whether you are far along in the process of using data to inform your city’s decisions or just getting started, What Works Cities Certification can help you assess your current state of practice and create a roadmap for how... Read more »

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Mobile Workshop: Utilizing Partnerships to Create the Hub of Cleantech Innovation

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The Los Angeles Arts District has transformed in recent years from industrial warehouses to a burgeoning urban oasis. Travel to the heart of this creative neighborhood dotted with murals, craft breweries and artisanal coffee shops to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) at the La Kretz Innovation Campus. A private non-profit organization, LACI is ensuring... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(NEW) Community & Economic Development 201: On the Path to Certification: How to Talk about Your Data-Informed Government

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1. Communicating with External Audiences: As local governments adopt best practices around using data and evidence, leaders that communicate ongoing progress create opportunities not only to celebrate accomplishments but also to engage residents, staff, and local thought leaders who can reinforce and expand those efforts. Hear from Results for America about how to progress toward... Read more »

10:30 am - 11:45 am

World Café: Tools to Mitigate the Housing and Homelessness Crisis

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This is an exclusive opportunity to have meaningful discussions about housing and homelessness topics with peers and experts.  Get solutions to address housing issues like affordability, access and preservation of existing inventory. Hear how leaders develop new communities and implement policies that will safeguard affordable housing for all and take home strategies to address homelessness.

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Leveraging the Entertainment Industry for Economic Benefits

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Discover the economic benefits the entertainment industry brings to cities. From the largest cities and the smallest towns, city leaders will learn how to market your community to film production companies and how to advocate for tax incentive programs in your state. Get insights from city leaders and business partners in the entertainment capital of... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

World Café: Modernizing City Thoroughfares: How To Maximize Use of Municipal Property

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Discover how to make more functional city thoroughfares. During a panel discussion of government officials and policy experts, city leaders will learn concepts on using right of way zoning to make room for modern technology. Come to learn how to better manage curb space and alleviate traffic, increase transportation options with dockless bike shares and... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

The Housing Crisis: Strategies for Affordable, Safe and Healthy Homes

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Housing is a complex issue that has risen to the top of the priority list in cities across the nation. Come to learn about the complex issues surrounding housing affordability, the impacts of healthy homes, and tools to address these issues in communities around the nation.

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Equity at the Forefront of Your Economic Development Toolbox

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Cities thrive when the people thrive— making economic mobility, income inequality, and racial wealth disparity a priority for elected officials. Come to learn how city leaders are intentionally applying an equity lens to economic development in their communities. This session will feature practitioners from the field including representatives from Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN)... Read more »