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Finding the New American Dream in Los Angeles
“The think tank, The New American Dream (NAD), is exploring the ramifications of densification for Los Angeles and the role our new transportation system will play in creating a new and viable model for living in America. Gary Lai of AHBE Landscape Architects, with the Living Building Challenge – Los Angeles Collaborative and a founding member of NAD, will moderate a panel with the NAD think tank members to discuss their current findings and thoughts. The NAD panel will consist of Moshik Mah, Design Principal with HDR, Steve Kats, Associate Vice President for WSP and Javier Hernandez, transportation advocate, analyst, and strategist for board members for Metro, Metrolink, Foothill Transit and many others.”
When: June 27, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co, 811 Wilshire Boulevard, Floor 15, Los Angeles

99% Preservation and 1% Densification: A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor
“Architects Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi of the Now Institute and Morphosis Architecture present a proposal for a high-density, interconnected urban community along L.A.’s iconic Wilshire Corridor. The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated by Mark Gold, UCLA associate vice chancellor of environment and sustainability.”
When: June 27, 7:30PM
Where: Hammer Museum

Open Silo Happy Hour with LA Compost
This month Open Silo is hosting our Urban Agriculture Happy Hour at The Greyhound Bar & Grill on Thursday, June 28th! We will be co-hosting with L.A. Compost, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to composting hubs and education in Los Angeles.No matter what your field of work, study, or interest, we want to meet you! All who are passionate about urban agriculture or food issues are welcome. Bring a friend or colleague along. Dress is casual. Come anytime after 5 pm!
When: June 28, 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: The Greyhound Bar & Grill, 5570 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles 90042

Ready Or Not, Here I Come: A Conversation on Architecture and Hip-Hop
Sekou Cooke, an architectural researcher, practitioner, and Syracuse University professor, has centered his recent work on the emergent field of hip-hop architecture. The genre is a theoretical movement that joins the core tenets of hip-hop culture with the ability to create a meaningful impact on the built environment and within design practice. Cooke will moderate a panel on the subject with artists Lauren Halsey and Amanda Williams, whose practice blurs the distinction between art and architecture by employing color to draw out the political complexities of race, place, and value in our cities. The panelists will be joined by a special guest to be announced.
When: June 28, 7:00PM
Where: MOCA Grand Ave.

Tarzan Returns to the ArboretumCelebrate the rich heritage of Tarzan movie making at the Arboretum. Baldwin Lake and the surrounding landscape served as a stand-in for the African jungle in twelve classic Tarzan films, beginning with Tarzan Escapes starring Johnny Weissmuller in 1936. The movies provide a lens into cultural perspectives of the time. Join a journey to our jungle of a half-century ago as we celebrate Hollywood history! Included in admission; members free
When: June 30 at 10 AM – 3 PM
Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

The Zedler Marsh at Los Cerritos Wetlands, at the border between Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Creative Commons photo by Cec4711.

The Zedler Marsh at Los Cerritos Wetlands, at the border between Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Creative Commons photo by Cec4711.


Landscapes in Transition:
Urban Nature as Centerpiece for Climate Resiliency

“We invite you to join us for a reception and special panel presentation to examine how Los Cerritos Wetlands and other regional landscapes fit into the imperative global discussion about climate resilience. We welcome our supporters, friends, and community allies to join us for this compelling event at the lovely, open air Garden Pavillion located at El Dorado Park Golf Course. Complimentary food will be provided from 5:00 – 5:45 and cocktails available for purchase. Panel discussion begins at 5:45. Space is limited and online registration is strongly recommended to reserve your seat. No cost of admission for local residents. Charting a path to meet 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, Californian cities are leading the way to a sustainable future. Throughout the greater Long Beach area, there are numerous urban-natural landscapes supporting strategies to stay on course to meet emission reductions goals and be more climate resilient. These projects include our own Los Cerritos Wetlands.”
When: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 5pm-7:30pm
Where: El Dorado Golf Course Garden Pavilion, 2400 North Studebaker Road, Long Beach

Home Composting Workshop (Lopez Canyon): Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation
“Come learn to compost! Compost bin sales are held two Fridays and two Saturdays of each month from 9am to 12pm. At all events, we’ll have discounted compost bins ($20 each) for sale. TOPGRO soil amendment ($2 per bag) is available for sale only at the Lopez Canyon location. All sales are final. Free mulch is available at both locations as well—please bring your own container and shovel. Proof of City of Los Angeles residence is required for discounted sales. ”
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10am-11am
Where: Lopez Canyon Environmental Education Center, 11950 Lopez Canyon Road, Los Angeles

Go Green and Save Green: CSUN Institute for Sustainability
“Learn how to save money while also saving electricity and water! Attend our FREE workshop to get information about the many rebates and free programs that are being offered to make homes more efficient, and learn simple measures that can be taken to reduce energy and water consumption. By increasing your energy efficiency and water conservation practices, you will not only save money on your electric, gas and water bills, but will also be leading a more sustainable life! All attendees will receive a low-flow shower head and faucet aerators! Refreshments will also be served.”
When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Oviatt Library, Room 16 Garden Level, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St, Los Angeles

Reception Honoring U.S. Transit Leaders
“On September 13th, WTS-LA presents a members-only program featuring some of the most important transit leaders in the nation. In a special evening reception to be held on the Doubletree Hotel’s rooftop garden, WTS-LA welcomes: Carolyn Flowers, Acting Administrator, Federal Transit Administration; Nuria Fernandez, General Manager/CEO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority; Grace Crunican, General Manager, Bay Area Rapid Transit; Peter Rogoff, Chief Executive Officer, Sound Transit; Neil McFarlane, General Manager, TriMet.”
When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4pm-6:30pm
Where: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (Rooftop Garden), 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles (Little Tokyo)

Celebrating the Gamble House
“The Gamble House in Pasadena celebrates 50 years as a museum this year with a variety of activities, including a public celebration held at the Arts and Crafts masterpiece on Sept. 25. The historic home was designed by Charles and Henry Greene, for David and Mary Gamble, of the Procter & Gamble Co., in 1908, and is now a National Historic Landmark, owned by the city of Pasadena and run by USC.”
When: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4pm
Where: Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena