Category Archive: events

  1. LA’s Olympic Bid: Is the Third Time a Charm?

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    An unsupportive public, the absence of a cohesive vision, and the prospect of taxpayers footing the bill for cost overruns doomed Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid. Now, with the U.S. Olympic Committee scrambling to find a replacement, it looks like Los Angeles is poised to win the nomination. Although hosting the international competition is nothing new for the City of Angels, how will L.A. avoid the pitfalls that ultimately sank Boston’s bid? And, if selected, will the city be able to emulate its success as the host of the 1984 games? (more…)

  2. New Ciclavia Routes Announced

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    CicLAvia recently announced two new events for the months of October and December.  On October 5, residents and visitors are welcome to ride through the “Heart of LA” route from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, which includes access through DTLA via Broadway, to Boyle Heights via 4th Street, and will head towards East Los Angeles via Cesar Chavez Avenue.  (more…)

  3. ULI Urban Market Place on April 23rd

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    ULI will be holding its annual Urban Marketplace event on Wednesday, April 23 from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The theme this year is “Make a Deal, Make a Difference” and ELP Advisors will be showcasing a the opportunities available along the Biomed Corridor spanning the USC+LAC Hospital to Cal State LA along Valley Boulevard in East LA. (more…)

  4. The Future of Urban Housing

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    Micro units and 3D printing may revolutionize the way we meet the housing needs for a growing population, with the potential for reduced production costs and increased affordability. But these emerging trends may also have far-reaching implications for urban land use and the construction industry. (more…)

  5. #LA2050Listens Grants

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    Image from LA2050: http://www.la2050.org/goals/

    Image from LA2050: http://www.la2050.org/goals/

    Apply here for a $5,000 grant to host an #LA2050Listens event to discuss LA2050’s draft goals with your community. The events should be participatory and engaging, but the format and design are completely up to you!  They must take place between March 17th and April 30th, 2014. Applications are due by February 28th, 2014 at midnight PT. More info: http://ow.ly/tEkzE

  6. Sustainable Research Networks Competition

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    Image from PNNL - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pnnl/4296030384/sizes/o/

    Image from PNNL – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pnnl/4296030384/sizes/o/

    The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. (more…)

  7. Hot Time in the City

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    Image from waltarrrrr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltarrrrr/7674503538/sizes/l/

    Image from waltarrrrr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltarrrrr/7674503538/sizes/l/

    Los Angeles’ stock as a destination for end-of-year celebration is on the rise.  For the recent revelry, LA ranked higher than Miami, New York City and San Francisco in terms of hotel occupancy.  Downtown was especially hopping with a New Year’s Eve bash so popular that food trucks ran out of supplies and hundreds of newcomers were told that the party space was already at capacity(more…)

  8. A Race for Solar Power

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    Image from Dept of Energy Solar Decathlon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/solar_decathlon/6198586468/sizes/l/

    Image from Dept of Energy Solar Decathlon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/solar_decathlon/6198586468/sizes/l/

    What started out as a program solely in the U.S. has been expanded globally with Solar Decathlon Europe and Solar Decathlon China. The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate-level competition, created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2002, to encourage innovation in technology, financing mechanisms, and the design of solar-powered homes. (more…)

  9. Los Angeles: A City Founded by Walkers

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    Can you guess which city turned 232 this month?

    This month, without much pomp and circumstance, America’s second largest city celebrated its birthday.  In a place known more for its tradition of reinventing than for exalting its history,  a nine-mile walk has evolved into the focal point of Los Angeles’ birthday celebration.   (more…)

  10. ELP Advisors’ Manufacturing Day Report Back

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    We never turn down an opportunity to learn more about manufacturing. On October 5, our esteemed colleagues Alex Paxton (Principal) and Cynthia Guzman (Associate) headed to Cypress, California to visit Sandvik Coromant. The Swedish-based company supplies metal tools and tooling solutions for the automotive, aerospace, and energy industries. It was all part of the first-ever Manufacturing Day, a national effort to increase awareness of manufacturing in the U.S. (more…)