The Week in Livable Streets Events

sblog_calendarAnother week chock full of major meetings and political decisions. At least at the end of the week there are THREE CRITICAL MASSES. Woah.

  • Tuesday – The Urban Land Institute presents FUTURE BUILD 2014, a one-day conference that looks at how technological and planning advancements are changing the way we think about the future. I wrote a preview of the conference on Streetsblog last week. There’s a 7:30 am start, so if you’re interested make plans now. Registration info can be found in the above link.
  • Tuesday - The Planning and Land Use Committee (PLUM) of the City Council of the City of Los Angeles will hold a Public Hearing on the appeal of the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) by the Shammas Automotive Group and the Motion filed by Councilmember Price regarding the Project on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM at City Hall Room 350 (Public Works Hearing Room), 200 North Spring Street, 90012.
  • Tuesday – At 6pm, the Santa Monica City Council debates whether or not to approve plans for a transit village at the old Paper Mate site in what will one day be the Bergamot Station area for the Expo Line. Santa Monica Next has a good review of the project’s history and an op/ed by Gary Kavanagh on why he supports the project, warts and all.
  • Wednesday – The Expo Construction Authority hosts the second of two construction updates. Last week’s was in Santa Monica. This week’s is in Los Angeles. Get the meeting details, here.
  • Friday – Not one. Not Two. But Three Critical Masses. At 7:30 “L.A. Critical Mass” rides from  Wilshire/Western at 7:30 pm. An effort to reboot the popular San Fernando Valley Critical Mass kicks off at 8:30 at the Woodley Orange Line Station. NELA Critical Mass is also getting a reboot. Angered about the lack of response to #Fig4All, this mass is meeting at 7 pm at Gil Cedillo’s City Council Office, on the corner of Avenue 56 and North Figueroa Street.
  • Friday - Karen Litfin shares her adventures exploring 14 of the most prominent ecovillages throughout the world (including LAEV) on her year long personal journey seeking answers to how she might align her living patterns with her ecological values, as well as how societies throughout the world might benefit from the lessons of ecovillages in their midst. Veggie Potluck starts at 7:30 pm. Get all the event details, here.
  • Saturday - This event will feature FREE raffle, FREE Family activities, FREE snacks and beverages, and a bike safety skills training and a walk throughout the community. Active Streets LA is a partnership of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, TRUST South LA, and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation with funding through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The fun starts at Vermont Square Library and Park at 10 am. Get the details, here.

Did I miss something? Is there something we need to know for next week? Email damien@streetsblog.org.