Welcome to WUF
Westside UrbanForum is now in its third decade as the premier networking organization dedicated to the land-use dialogue impacting Los Angeles’ Westside. Our monthly speaker series features good company and distinguished insightful speakers focused on a lively debate about the future of our urban fabric. As a group of developers, planners, designers, architects and community members engaged in all facets of planning and development, we seek to increase the quality of policy discussions impacting the Westside.
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“On Shaky Ground”:
Understanding Seismic Risks Related to Development and Property Ownership in L.A.
We may all acknowledge the threat posed by earthquakes in the Los Angeles region, but have we become too complacent? Are recent stories in the press about unrecognized faults and concrete buildings a wake-up call or an over-reaction? What will be the impact of the new building code which incorporates more stringent seismic requirements? Has seismic knowledge and computer modeling advanced substantially such that we can be smart about how and where we build?