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The City of Culver City is hosting an exciting Speaker Series on critical issues affecting Culver City, the region, and beyond. The City’s General Plan Update will set a vision, goals, and policies around these topics. Attending the series of events offers an opportunity to learn about, reflect on, and discuss these issues leading up to, and during, the update. Topics include mobility, urban design, social equity, housing affordability, emergency preparedness, dynamic parking pricing, healthy communities, and much more to come. The entire community is invited to join in the discussion!

You can find details below about each event as they become available, including links to RSVP to upcoming events. Following each event, staff will post an event summary and a link to a video of the event. Please contact Advance Planning staff at advance.planning@culvercity.org or call 310-253-5740 with any questions.

Upcoming Events

Speaker Series Event: Dan Sturges on New Mobility 11:00 AM 10.12.19 at Envoy, 8575 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; followed by a screening of 'Why We Cycle'

Join us for a Speaker Series event at the Culver City Arts District Art Walk & Roll Festival. The City will welcome mobility design expert Dan Sturges for a presentation on 'New Mobility.' Sturges is at the forefront of developing innovative urban mobility solutions. He will be sharing his ideas on designing a multimobility future. Following the presentation, Culver City will host a special one-time screening of the Dutch documentary film, Why We Cycle. The film explores the hidden effects of cycling on people and communities. It will be presented in Dutch with English subtitles. View the film trailer.

The presentation by Dan Sturges will be from 11 AM to 12:30 PM and the screening of Why We Cycle will begin at 1:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP for 'New Mobility' and Why We Cycle

Culver City Speaker Series: Discriminatory Land Use Policies; Richard Rothstein, John Kent, and Kelly Lytle Hernandez; 6 PM 11.21.19 Antioch University Los Angeles 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

Please join us on Thursday, November 21, to hear Richard Rothstein discuss how local, state, and federal policies racially segregated cities across the nation. He’ll talk about the challenges and opportunities ahead to fix the ongoing impacts of those policies, some of which are still in place. John Kent will discuss Culver City’s founding as a whites-only town and offer insight into how national racial policies were applied and implemented here. Kelly Lytle Hernández will moderate a Q&A following the presentations. Richard Rothstein will be available to sign copies of his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, before the presentations begin.

RSVP for 'Discriminatory Land Use Poliices'


Past Events

Date EVENT Summary Video
 9/11/19 Broadband: Strategies & Opportunities with Joanne Hovis  Broadband: Strategies & Opportunities Summary  Video_Broadband: Strategies & Opportunities_9.11.19
 7/17/19  Innovation in Urban Design with Gerhard Mayer, AIA, LEED AP  Summary_Innovation in urban design_7.17.19  Video_Innovation in urban design_7.17.19
 6/19/19  Housing Affordability with Randy Shaw  Summary_Housing affordability_6.19.19  Video_Housing affordability_6.19.19
 5/7/19  Emergency Preparedness with Fire Chief White and staff   Summary_Emergency preparedness_5.7.19  Video_Emergency preparedness_5.7.19
 4/25/19  Dynamic Parking Pricing with Dr. Donald Shoup  Summary_Dynamic parking pricing_4.25.19  Video_Dynamic parking pricing_4.25.19
 12/5/18  Design Shapes the City with Christopher Hawthorne  Summary_Design shapes the city_12.5.18  Video_Design shapes the city_12.5.18
 11/7/18  How We Move with Craig Hodgetts, FAIA  Summary_How we move_11.7.18  Video_How we move_11.7.18
 10/11/18  A City for Everyone with Dr. Manuel Pastor  Summary_A city for everyone_10.11.18  Video_A city for everyone_10.11.18
 9/5/18  We are the City with James Rojas  Summary_We are the city_9.5.18