Speaker Series

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The City of Culver City is hosting a Speaker Series based on the successful GPU Prelude Series of 2018. Following are links to each of the four events held last year:

September 2018: We are the city
October 2018: A city for everyone
November 2018: How we move
December 2018: Design shapes the city

Similar to the GPU Prelude Series, the Speaker Series of 2019 is intended to inform, educate, and create a common dialogue around issues of importance to everyone who lives, works, plays and/or learns in Culver City. The entire community is invited to join in the discussion!

We will provide details below about each event as they become available, including a link to an RSVP page. 

Following each event, we will post a written summary and video link, as well as links to any additional materials associated with the event. To access content related to past events in the series, tap or click on the link to the event summary below.

Event 1 AnnouncementApril 25, 2019: Donald Shoup on Dynamic Parking Pricing
The first event in this series features Dr. Donald Shoup, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. The author of The High Cost of Free Parking and Parking and the City, Dr. Shoup's decades of research and writing have exposed the connection between parking policy and a multitude of urban problems - from congestion and pollution to affordability and sprawl. Please join us on April 25th for a discussion led by Dr. Shoup on dynamic parking pricing and its potential benefits to the community.

Read a summary of 'Dynamic Parking Pricing'



May 7, 2019: Fire Chief White on Emergency Preparedness
The second event features Fire Chief David White with a presentation on emergency preparedness. If a large scale disaster were to strike Culver City, would you know what to do? If you were told to evacuate, would you know where to go? What if you had to shelter in place - do you have enough food and water for your family? Join us and get the information you need to make informed, rational decisions in times of high stress.

 Read a summary of 'Emergency Preparedness'




Culver City Speaker Series 2019 Randy Shaw on Housing Affordability 6:30 PM 6.19.19 Antioch University Los Angeles, 400 Corporate Pointe,Culver City CA 90230

June 19, 2019: Randy Shaw on Housing Affordability
For the third event in this series, Culver City and Antioch University Los Angeles team up to welcome Randy Shaw, Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, San Francisco’s leading provider of housing for homeless single adults. Shaw’s new book, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, highlights the pricing out of a new generation of working and middle-class residents from the nation’s most progressive cities. Shaw offers a roadmap for cities to end exclusionary land use policies and build the infill housing necessary to expand affordability and combat climate change. Join us on June 19 to learn what Culver City can do to reverse social and racial inequity and to expand its housing opportunities. A book signing will follow Shaw’s talk.

RSVP for 'Housing Affordability'

Event 4 AnnouncementJuly 17, 2019: Gerhard Mayer on Innovation in Urban Design
For the fourth event in this series, Culver City welcomes Gerhard Mayer, AIA, LEED AP, for a presentation on ‘Innovation in Urban Design.’ Mayer, an architect, urbanist, and Principal at the Los Angeles office of GGLO, will explore how a flexible approach to design and the use of new autonomous parking technologies can enable us to reclaim some of the space currently devoted to parking and develop a more human-scale urban fabric. Join us to learn what is needed to support this type of innovation in Culver City.

RSVP for Innovation in Urban Design