Starting this Friday , the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) begins a weekly forum with the five candidates for Mayor. Hosting the evenings will be Los Angeles City Planning Commission President Bill Roschen and Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne. The events promise to be one of the first chances each candidate has to outline a vision for how they want Los Angeles’ communities, developments and buildings will look in their Los Angeles. Leading off the schedule this Friday is City Council Woman Jan Perry.
Some of the topics covered include urban planning, urban design and, of course, architecture as they relate to establishing a healthy, delightful and more economically and environmentally sustainable built environment. If you’re interested in attending, they do want RSVP’s (even though the event is free). You can let them know, by clicking here . For a full calendar of the speakers, click on after the jump.
Friday, February 17 (7pm – 9pm)  – Mayoral Candidate Jan Perry 
Friday, February 24 (7pm – 9pm)  – Mayoral Candidate Austin Beutner 
Friday, March 2 (7pm – 9pm)  – Mayoral Candidate Kevin James 
Friday, March 9 (7pm – 9pm)  – Mayoral Candidate Wendy Greuel 
Friday, March 16 (7pm – 9pm)  – Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti 
Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium
LAPD Police Administration Building
100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012