Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Planning 101

Last month we held the first of several "Planning 101" workshops, geared towards educating Angelenos on the ins and outs of the urban planning and land-use process and how people can participate in shaping their communities. More than 50 people attended our inaugural session at Edendale Library in Echo Park, with attendees from as far away as San Pedro and Sherman Oaks. Tom Rothman from the Planning Department presented to the group, going through the various levels of planning (general, specific, community, and so on), and provided an update on the LA River master plan (he heads the department's River groupt). Stay tuned for details on Planning 102, coming your way in June, and featuring a panel discussion on parking and transportation.