Valerie Watson

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Valerie Watson works for as an urban designer and Assistant Pedestrian Coordinator. Valerie, along with her colleagues in the LADOT Active Transportation Division, works to promote implementation of pedestrian-focused design, develop active transportation plans and policies, establish effective partnerships within the City and with advocacy and community organizations, and secure funding opportunities to enhance safety… Read more »

Carol Armstrong

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Carol was born in Indiana and raised on the Virginia-side of DC. After internships on the Hill and at CNN, she joined the Peace Corps and lived in Buriram province, Thailand for 2+ years. Back in the US, she attended grad school in public policy at Georgetown and in urban planning at USC. She has… Read more »

Deborah Deets

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Deborah is the lead Landscape Architect for the . Her love of natural process is clear from her work, which like her educational background is rooted in the biological sciences and in fine art/scientific illustration. Her work duties involve design and development of standards for public infrastructure, as well as innovative practices used for public… Read more »

Mia Lehrer

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Mia Lehrer, FASLA, is the founder of the Los Angeles-based landscape architecture and urban design firm, (ML+A), known for the design and implementation of ambitious public and private-sector projects including complex mixed-use development projects, urban revitalization initiatives, and neighborhood and regional parks. A native of El Salvador, Ms. Lehrer earned her Master of Landscape Architecture… Read more »

Dr. Lucile M. Jones

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Dr. Lucy Jones has been a seismologist with the and a Visiting Research Associate at the since 1983. She currently serves as the USGS Science Advisor for Risk Reduction while also leading the SAFRR Project: Science Application for Risk Reduction, to apply USGS science to reduce risk in communities across the Nation. In January 2014,… Read more »

dublab

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Music for Making LA is by , a non-profit web radio collective devoted to the growth of positive music, arts and culture. Support dublab’s mission to share beautiful music via the world’s best DJs. Twitter:

Maker City LA

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is a workspace collective for creative businesses, makers, and entrepreneurs in downtown Los Angeles. We are dedicated to serving the needs of LA’s creative community by providing inspiring workspace, essential tools of the trade, classes, unique events, and a collaborative environment—all in one place! Learn more about how to join Maker City LA . Twitter:

FORM

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With an emphasis on modern design, fills a unique niche featuring emerging talents and precedent- setting work in the areas of architecture, interior, landscape, furniture, product design, materials, and technology. FORM’s aim is to showcase high-concept projects that provoke and inspire. Technology coverage highlights how the manufacturing and design disciplines are bridged, for example, by… Read more »

CALA

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The (CALA) is a non-profit organization established to bring together artists, architects, engineers, planners, developers, builders, designers, politicians, and the public in a discourse about urban life. CALA will add value to the Los Angeles region by building a design commons that provides a neutral meeting place to advance and promote the quality of the built… Read more »

AIA|LA

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Formed 115 years ago, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of LA’s local architecture and design community. AIA|LA’s membership includes architects and design professionals actively engaged in the industry. Through advocacy, education, networking and outreach, AIA|LA serves… Read more »