Colloquium: “Los Angeles: Invented Spaces or Authentic Places”

The Los Angeles Region Planning History Group, in cooperation with the at Huntington Museum” USC Institute on California and the West, is convening its next colloquium.  Colloquium VI, Los Angeles: Invented Spaces or Authentic Places?  You will find this next colloquium to be especially informative and thought-provoking.  We are planning a facilitated, interactive session will all colloquium attendees after the formal presentations; the results of the interactive session will be posted on the LARPHG website.

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Oxy: Q and A with New Planning Director

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