ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), presents Transit-Oriented Los Angeles: Getting to Go, Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Japanese American National Museum, Downtown Los Angeles. This year’s ToLA is themed, “Investing in Vibrant Communities,” with a special focus on funding opportunities. ToLA will also explore how transportation can economically uplift neighborhoods and increase community support for well-connected urban environments.

“Door by door, block by block, city by city, neighborhoods are transforming and connecting through transportation alternatives,” said ULI Los Angeles Executive Director Gail Goldberg. “This year’s ToLA conference offers incredibly valuable tools for success from Southern California and national experts.”

Discussions will range from a potential transportation ballot measures, to potential funding sources, to prospects for California high-speed rail. There will also be concise case-studies of successful transit developments and communities.

ToLA presenters are among the most high-level and effective transportation experts.

  • David Abel, Editor-in-Chief of the Planning Report and Chair of VerdeXchange, has a comprehensive knowledge of transformative trends.
  • Kasey Burke, President, Meta Housing Corporation, among the region’s premiere affordable housing developers, has examples of TODs stabilizing underserved neighborhoods.
  • Melissa DuMond, AICP, Director of Planning and Integration, California High-Speed Rail Authority, reports on how HSR stations can bring regional economic development.
  • Jenna Hornstock, Deputy Executive Officer, L.A. Metro, has news on Metro’s opportunity sites as economic development tools.
  • Mitch Menzer, Partner, Paul Hastings Los Angeles, represents developers in all aspects of financing and entitlements.
  • Jeff Morales, CEO, California High Speed Rail Authority, providing development news.
  • Lara Regus, Director of Business Development, Abode Communities, sheds light on the role of non-profit housing with community-focused TODs.
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. County Supervisor, has an inspiring vision for transportation expansion.
  • Dan Rosenfeld, Community Partners, has high-level insight from both the public and private sectors.
  • Bill Sirois, Senior Manager of Transit Oriented Communities, Denver Regional Transportation District, with Denver success stories.
  • Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), is a leader in the city's community and economic development industry.
  • Phil Washington, CEO. L.A. Metro, discussing Metro’s overall vision, Measures R and R2, planning for 2014 Olympics, and Denver success stories.
  • Randall Winston, Acting Executive Director, Strategic Growth Council, has insight on State resources.
  • Tom Wulf, Senior V.P. Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group, is creating the large Ivy Station development at the Culver City Expo station.

Event details:
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:30am – 12pm
Japanese American National Museum, Downtown Los Angeles
100 N Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

To register, visit la.uli.org.

Registration Rates:

  • Private: $90 (Non-Member $120)
  • Public/Nonprofit/Young Leaders: $80 (Non-Member $110)
  • Student: $70 (Non-Member $95)

Media Contact: Jack Skelley, JSPR
(310) 490-4220

Event Sponsorship:
Karl Fielding, Parsons Brinckerhoff
(213) 896-5665

James Auld, Altoon Partners
(213) 225 1917