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FutureBuild 2014 Unveils Dramatic Changes in the Built Environment

Mayor Eric Garcetti to Speak on the Future of L.A.

Driverless vehicles, 3D printed homes, micro power grids, the 21st century office, instant parks, urban farms, healthy places, new uses for old buildings and other radical reinventions will be explored



LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 17, 2014) – On January 28 ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of theUrban Land Institute (ULI), presents FutureBuild 2014, a high-level, interactive event unveiling dramatic changes in the built environment. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will give the lunch keynote – a preview of a sustainably designed future Los Angeles. In partnership with VerdeXchange,FutureBuild: Space Changers explores the social trends, economic forces and influential people remaking real estate and urban living.

“Since the great recession, developers, designers, thinkers and urban activists have adapted in thousands of ways. Many of them are radically reinventing their business and the world around us,” says ULI Los Angeles FutureBuild Chair Silvia Saucedo. “At FutureBuild these individuals will share how they are reshaping cities, offices, developments and public spaces.”

Among the stimulating trends addressed:

·         Micro grids for self-energized buildings and communities

·         Driverless vehicles

·         3D-printed housing, and micro apartments

·         The 21st century office and the disappearing cubicle

·         Reactivated public realms: urban gardens, parklets, new riverfront uses

·         Healthy buildings and communities

·         From obsolete buildings to high-tech creative offices

·         Clean and green business incubators in industrial districts

Among the presenters at FutureBuild 2014:

·         Paul Scialla, Delos Living

·         Jan Van Tilburg, VTBS Architects

·         Behrokh Khoshnevis, USC

·         Lew Horne, CBRE

·         Mia Lehrer, Mia Lehrer + Associates

·         Ron Finley, the Guerilla Gardener

For an updated list of speakers and topics visit FutureBuild 2014 includes a unique one-day partnership with the annual VerdeXchange conference. VerdeXchange offers thought-provoking exposure to highly influential local, state, national, and global private- and public-sector leaders.

FutureBuild 2014 is Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, at L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.


    • Private $130 (Non-members $175)
    • Public/Non-profit/YLG $110 (Non-members $150)
    • Student $90 (Non-members $120)

Registration includes breakfast and lunch. Please note that prices increase after the early registration deadline of January 20. ULI Members who register for the full VerdeXchange 2014 conference will receive a $100 discount off of the full conference admission price.

Registration and information is available at www. or by contacting ULI Los Angeles at (213) 542-4694.

About ULI Los Angeles

The Urban Land Institute ( is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 40,000 members representing all aspects of the land use and development disciplines. ULI Los Angeles has an active membership drawn from the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, and is composed of groups and individuals united in their pursuit of improving land-use policies.

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