Westside Urban Forum Breakfast Talk: California’s Brave New World of Parking

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Westside Urban Forum Breakfast Talk: California’s Brave New World of Parking

January 19, 2023 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am

On Thursday, January 19th at 7:45 am, please join Westside Urban Forum for a breakfast reception and panel discussion about California’s Brave New World of Parking.

For at least two decades, advocates and urban planners have decried the overabundance of parking in many cities. Many of the garages, lots, and spaces in Los Angeles exist not necessarily because they are needed but because regulations require them. The passage of Senate Bill 2097 last year nullifies minimum parking requirements across the state, including large swaths of the Los Angeles region. The goal is twofold: give developers more freedom to build housing and discourage overuse of personal vehicles.

Now developers — along with financiers, architects, and planners — get to figure out what to do with their freedom.

If developers choose to provide less parking, they could, potentially, add more units, experiment with design, and transform entire corridors of the City. This could also set off battles for parking spaces and impose burdens upon neighbors. Please join WUF to discuss whether the relaxation of parking requirements will lead to a development revolution along the major corridors of the Los Angeles region or whether conventional wisdom about car dependency will persist.

Donna Shen Tripp, Vice President/Partner, Craig Lawson & Co.
Hagu Solomon-Cary, AICP; Principal City Planner; Los Angeles City Planning
Patrick Tighe FAIA, FAAR; Principal; Tighe Architecture
Additional panelists to be announced

Members Register Here

Nonmembers Register Here

Registration Fees
$50 Members
$65 Non-Members
$10 Student Members
$15 Student Non-Members
Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, January 18th, at 4:00 PM. After Wednesday, January 18th, onsite registration will be available at the cost of an additional $10. No refunds or credits will be provided after this day.

Event Time
7:45 am – 9:30 am
7:45 am – Registration & Light Breakfast
8:30 am – Panel Discussion

Free Parking is located inside the interior parking garage located at 8711 Washington Boulevard, adjacent to the event.


January 19, 2023
7:45 am - 9:30 am
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Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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