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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SPOTLIGHT on SELETA REYNOLDS, LADOT General Manager
Friday, March 20, 2015
The past six months on the job as LADOT's General Manager have put Seleta Reynolds in the spotlight for her vision of transportation in Los Angeles. Fresh from San Francisco, her advocacy of livable streets that balance the need for mobility and the needs of businesses and residents for walkable neighborhoods has rejuvenated the dialogue on LA's perennial traffic congestion, parking, pedestrian and cycling concerns. Her data-driven approach to transportation connects streetscape projects to positive impacts on the economic performance of adjacent businesses, and she enthusiastically supports great streets that encourage people to linger in public spaces. Come hear the new GM discuss everything from the ambitious My Figueroa complete streets project to LADOT's new Strategic Plan to traffic safety and funding for LADOT. Renowned UCLA Professor Brian Taylor, who is chair of the university's Urban Planning Department and Director of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, will conduct a lively interview with LA's czarina of traffic issues and solutions.