I love the idea behind this project, LA2050: “a movement shaping and building the future of Los Angeles.” LA is ripe for some visionary planning through an engaged community.

here’s the description and list of upcoming events from their website:

LA2050 is rooted in a vision of a successful Los Angeles—a healthy, thriving, and desirable place to live. Our goal is to provide a framework to harness the area’s untapped potential and lay out a roadmap to create a metropolis that boasts a robust middle class. We foresee an environment that fosters innovation and embraces community. Ultimately, LA2050 will promote a future where people are deeply engaged in rebuilding and reshaping Los Angeles.

We’ve looked at the health of the region along well-defined indicators: education, income and employment, health, public safety, housing, environmental quality, arts and cultural vitality, and social connectedness. We’ve formed a comprehensive picture of how Los Angeles performs along these indicators today. And we’ve made informed projections about how the region will fare in decades to come if we continue on our current trajectory.

The goal of LA2050 is to challenge the status quo and demand more for the future of our region—and to build and shape Los Angeles as a thriving metropolis and hub of 21st Century citizenry.

Community Meetups

In late February and through mid-March, the Goldhirsh Foundation is producing a series of community engagement meetups, focused on each of the eight indicators. These events will serve to introduce the LA2050 initiative by convening key stakeholders and community members, and facilitating connections, dialogue and idea-sharing in each indicator.

SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS – February 20, 2013
Moderated by Torie Osborne, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood and Community Services

Presentations by:
Aaron Paley, CicLAvia
Karen Mack, LA Commons
John Szabo, Los Angeles Public Library
Benjamin Stokes, USC and Games for Change
Karla Zombro, California Calls

EDUCATION– February 21, 2013
Moderated by Caprice Young, Vice President for Education at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and former LAUSD School Board President

Presentations by:
Joel Arquillos, 826LA
Ama Nyamekye & Sydney Morris, Educators 4 Excellence
Carl Cade, Schoola
Ben Austin, Parent Revolution
Annemarie Ralph, Thomas Starr King Middle School
Karen Caruso, Third Street Elementary School

INCOME + EMPLOYMENT – February 27, 2013
Moderated by Van Jones, founding President of Rebuild the Dream

Presentations by:
Roxana Tynan, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Michelle Rhone Collins, LIFT
Kabira Stokes, Isidore Recycling
Rudy Espinoza, Community Financial Resource Center

you can also find LA2050 on GOOD


One comment

  1. Erin! Thank you so much for sharing this, we so appreciate it!!

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