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Keynote Speaker:   Rick Cole, Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Welcome Address:  Joyce Perkins, Co-Founder, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI)

Workshop Presentations:

Beyond Fences: Design Strategies for Improved Safety

Planning for Greatness: How Los Angeles is Re-envisioning the Right-of-Way

Success Starts Small: Resources for Emerging Entrepreneurs

Worth More than Gold: An Exploration of California’s Water Crisis

Weeds, Trash and Green Grass?: Finding Ways to Keep public Spaces Beautiful



Keynote Speaker:    Sandy Banks, Journalist, The Los Angeles Times

Welcome Address:  Father John Bakas, Dean, Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral



Keynote Speaker: Debbie Allen, Actor, Director, Producer & Choreographer

Welcome Address: Romel Pascual, Deputy Mayor of Environment, City of Los Angeles



Keynote Speaker: Michael LoGrande, Planning Director, City of Los Angeles

Welcome Address: Wendy Greuel, City Controller, City of Los Angeles



Keynote Speaker: Father Greg Boyle, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Homeboy Industries

Welcome Address: Arthur T. Leahy,  Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority



Keynote Speaker: Joyce Perkins, Co-Founder and Board Member, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative



Keynote Speaker: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Film Director and Entrepreneur

Welcome Address: Councilwoman Jan Perry, Ninth District, City of Los Angeles



Keynote  Speaker Huell Howser, Television Producer and Host. Journalist

Welcome Address Rocky Delgadillo,  Los Angeles City Attorney



Keynote Speaker: Gloria Jeff, Department of Transportation General Manager, City of Los Angeles

Welcome Address: Gail Goldberg, Planning Director, City of Los Angeles



Keynote Speaker: Ed Begley, Jr., Actor & Environmental Activist

Welcome Address: Rick Cole, City Manager, City of Ventura



Keynote Speaker: Tom Gilmore, Developer and Architect

Welcome Address: Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor, District Two



Keynote Speaker: Josefina Lopez, Writer, Actor & Producer