Latino New Urbanism Conference, October 16-17

Latino New Urbanism Conference, October 16-17

Transportation and Land Use Collaborative


Thursday October 16th

Pre-Event Reception (Open Reception): 6:00pm to 7:30pm at The Conga Room, Mid-Wilshire area.

Topic: "Images of Today --- Visions for Tomorrow"

Reception Speaker: Alex Padilla*, Los Angeles City Council 7th District;

Food and Entertainment Hosted by The Conga Room; 5364 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, California (mid-Wilshire area). Phone: (323) 938-1696.

Friday, October 17th




Welcome & Registration of Steering Committee/Sponsors by Katherine Perez, TLUC Executive Director.


Introduction to Event and Dialogue Series- California State Treasurer Phil Angelides**


"Latino New Urbanism-What is it?"

Stefanos Polyzoides**, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides – Board Member, Congress for the New Urbanism?" -

Michael Mendez**, Author, "Latino Lifestyle & the New Urbanism; Synergy against Sprawl"


"Changing Demographics and Latino Lifestyles"

University of Southern California, School of Policy, Planning and Development, Professor Dowell Myers**


"Latino Communities and New Urbanism"

Elena Alvarado**, Executive Director, National Latina Health Network

Roger Snoble**, Director, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Paola Ramos**, Policy Analyst, Latino Issues Forum

Moderator: Julie Bornstein**, Director, University of Southern California Keston Institute for Infrastructure


"Barriers to Lending and Building for Latinos"

Steve Pontell**, Chief Executive Officer, De Oro Financial;

Luis Maizel**, Director of Hispanic National Mortgage Association

Javier Mariscal**, Director of John Laing Homes' Los Angeles/Venura Division Urban Regeneration Program

Moderator: Rick Cole**, City Manager, City of Azusa


Luncheon: "Building Homes-Building Communities"

Introductory Remarks:

Antonio Villaraigosa*, Los Angeles City Council Member 14th District

Keynote Speaker: TBD


"Politics of Latino New Urbanism"

Cindy Montanez**, California State Assembly District 39

Eric Garcetti**, Los Angeles City Council Member 13th District

Moderator: Dr. Jaime Regalado**, Director, Pat Brown Institute


Los Angeles Closing Speaker: Los Angeles City Council Member 1st District Ed P. Reyes**


Transportation and Land Use Collaborative, Host Organization Wrap-up and conclusion of event - Katherine Perez

* Invited

** Confirmed

Related Link: Latino New Urbanism Website

For more information contact:

Rima Johnson
Transportation and Land Use Collaborative
623 North Azusa Avenue
California 91702

Phone: 626-969-5599
Fax: 626-369-5599
Email: [email protected]

Posted September 16, 2003

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