Transformational Transportation: Panel Discussion – July 30



railLA ( is a joint effort between the Los Angeles Chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA/LA) and the American Planning Association (APA-LA) with the specific purpose of increasing public awareness of the benefits inherent in integrating high-speed rail into our cities, most notably, at first, in Los Angeles.


A decade into a new century, Los Angeles finds itself grappling with the economy, traffic congestion, global impacts from the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, and a growing realization that planning to address these issues needs to be comprehensive rather than piecemeal.  Coinciding with this realization is the planning of the California High-Speed Rail project, which as the largest public works project in U.S. history, promises to bring transformative changes to both our regional transportation and our image as the capitol of the automobile-centric lifestyle.  railLA has invited a vocal supporter of the Mayor’s 30/10 plan, Richard Katz, and a panel of distinguished leaders from government, community, education, and business to talk about this state of affairs, where we should go, and how we get there.


  • The 30/10 Plan: Implementation and Benefits
  • The Movement Toward Sustainability As It Affects Urbanism
  • Union Station As The Hub Of A Re-Envisioned Los Angeles
  • Good Planning Principles: Pulling Together A Network Of Pedestrian,
  • Bicycle, Vehicular, And Transportation Options.
  • Implementation Challenges: The Importance Of Consensus-Building


  • Richard Katz (Moderator), California High-Speed Rail Authority, Metro, and Metrolink board member
  • Michael Woo, Dean, College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Ed Reyes, Los Angeles City Councilmember, Council District 1
  • Michael I. Schneider, Managing Partner, InfraConsult LLC
  • Ayahlushim Hammond, Senior Vice President, Thomas Properties Group


Friday, July 30, 2010 8:30-10:30 a.m.


The City Club on Bunker Hill, 333 S. Grand Ave, 54th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071 Tel: (213) 620-9662


Gunnar Hand, Chair, railLA


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