Design for Dignity Conference 2019
July 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm PDT$95 – $135
Design for Dignity: An AIA|LA Conference for Housing, Homelessness, and Neighborhoods
Presented By: Sponsor Opportunity
Hosted By: TBD
Learning Units: 6 Health|Safety|Welfare *to be confirmed*
The fourth annual AIA|LA DESIGN FOR DIGNITY: Housing an Inclusive Community conference will serve as a forum to identify the key challenges impacting our housing crisis, as well as, an opportunity to highlight the capital, programmatic and human resources available to address those challenges. We anticipate an audience of about 200 to 225 architects, designers, urban planners, developers, housing providers, civic leaders, and community activists.
Our morning session will feature a series of ten 10-minute presentations – with each presentation analyzing a critical challenge centered around community outreach, empathy and reaction, mental health & supportive services, site selection, zoning, regulatory processes, procedures & fees, financial feasibility, the capital stack and alternative housing typologies.
Then afterwards, we’ll convene a leadership panel to showcase and clarify the funding sources available through such sources as Measure H & HHH, Low-Income Tax Credits, Opportunity Funds and State of California’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities, Transformative Climate Communities and the Infill Infrastructure grant programs, et al..
CHALLENGES + RESOURCES = SOLUTIONS
We’ll break for lunch and then coordinate a series of twenty concurrent, moderated and interactive break-out discussions where each of the challenges will be examined through the lens of the numerous resources available to match-make opportunities and scale the solutions more quickly. Each break-out discussion will establish a policy recommendation to help overcome the specific challenges hindering rapid, healthy and effective housing production.
At the conclusion of the conference, each group will share its policy recommendation and establish an action plan for AIA Los Angeles and our community partners to execute.
Your participation in our 4th annual Design For Dignity will be fundamental to its success.
PROGRAM & AGENDA
8:o0am Breakfast & Networking
8:30am WELCOMING REMARKS
8:40am THE “CHALLENGE” PRESENTERS (10 minutes each)
Allan J. Abshez – Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP and Housing Product Council Chair, ULI-LA
Becky Dennison – Executive Director, Venice Community Housing
Michelle Espinosa Coulter – Director of Artist Housing, Meta Housing Corporation
Albert Grazioli – Asset Development Director, LAUSD
Christopher Hawthorne – Chief Design Officer, City of Los Angeles
Sarah Jessup – Chief Investment Officer, FlyawayHomes & Board Chair of The People Concern
Caroline Kelly, JD – former Chair, Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission
Sarah Mahin – Director of Policy & Systems, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Tommy Newman – Director of Public Affairs, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Bill Pickel – Executive Director, Brilliant Corners
Lara Regus – Senior Vice President, Development, Abode Communities
Molly Rysman – Housing and Homelessness Deputy, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
10:40am Coffee Break // Interaction
11:00am THE “RESOURCE” PANEL SPEAKERS
Amy N. Anderson – Executive Director, PATH Ventures
David Ambroz – Executive Director, Corporate Citizenship & Social Responsibility, Disney | ABC Television Group
Patrick D. Spillane – Senior Vice President, I D S Real Estate Group & Board Chair, Skid Row Housing Trust
Tunua Thrash-Ntuk – Executive Director, Los Angeles Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LA LISC)
Jacqueline Waggoner – VP & Market Leader, Southern California, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
1:00pm CHALLENGES + RESOURCES = SOLUTIONS (Break-out Discussions)
BREAK-OUT TABLE FACILITATORS: (Concurrent Table Talks Led by……)
Meredith Berkson – Homeless Initiative, Chief Executive Office, County of Los Angeles
Kishani De Silva – FUSE Executive Fellow, Los Angeles County Development Authority
John S. Egan, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP – Principal Architect, EGAN | SIMON architecture
Jose Herrasti, AIA – Principal, M U T U O
Brian Lane AIA, LEED® A.P. – Principal, KoningEizenberg
Charly Ligety – Housing Innovation Coordinator, Housing on Merit
Sarah Lorenzen, AIA – TOLO Architecture & Board Director, AIA Los Angeles
Roger Sherman, AIA – Design Director, Gensler
Ben J. Winter – Chief Housing Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
Navneet Grewal – Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Darryn Harris – District Director, Office of Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37)
(AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED……)
2:30pm SESSION SUMMARIES // Policy Recommendations
3:20pm CLOSING REMARKS