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.

Please check back for information on the John Chase Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

IS THE PRICE RIGHT?  HOW DO WE VALUE WATER?

 
Friday, July 17, 2015

Water scarcity has been a hallmark of the arid and semi-arid West since humans inhabited the area.  In light of our expanding population and our – at least in the current drought – diminishing supply of water, how do we equitably distribute, use and price water?  There is a new appreciation that we will need to adjust our relationship with water and that we can’t simply engineer our way out of the current shortfall.  Should water be priced as a necessity for life – no matter how much is consumed – or should there be rising rates to correspond to rising consumption?  How do we conserve without turning water purveyors into barons?   Can architects, developers and cities work together to create policies and practices that reduce water consumption?  Cilck here for more information and to register


NOT YOUR PARENTS' LADOT
by Joel Epstein

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