Several members from our Los Angeles studio recently participated in this year’s Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The conference welcomed over six thousand land-use professionals from across the globe to LA.
In a session titled Designing for Equity, our director of global diversity Gabrielle Bullock, was joined by senior vice president at Hudson Pacific Properties Christopher Pearson, and Los Angeles City councilmember Marqueece Harriss-Dawson. The three speakers discussed issues of displacement, inclusion, and the importance of equitable practice and community engagement in fostering inclusive design and development. Destination Crenshaw was a prominent case study throughout the discussion, serving as a model for the session attendees of how professionals can practically pursue equitable design and development in their work. Sean Joyner, a writer and communications strategist in our Los Angeles studio, moderated the panel discussion.