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Wrap-up of FOC:LA’s Lawson’s Event

These are just a few of the reactions we heard after the gathering at the Lawson's.  We hope you felt the same. We want to genuinely thank you for joining us, and for your enthusiasm. Creating that room was half the battle…but the event was just a beginning!  As Xavier Gutierrez, of Clearlake Capital Group, said, we are trying to build a new LA at this critical moment that is inclusive, innovative and engaged. 

Wrap-up of FOC:LA’s 2018 Summit, “The Seam”

“Last night was dope,” tweeted panelist Tamika Butler, a few hours after she joined leaders, entrepreneurs, scholars, activists, digital pioneers – and a comedian – for Future of Cities: Los Angeles’ The Seam Summit on October 3rd. In front of a Bing Theater audience of several hundred Angelenos, 23 extraordinary personalities celebrated Los Angeles, candidly diagnosed our dysfunctions and spotlighted the many paths forward to address inequality, homelessness, lack of mobility and dysfunctional government.

Future of Cities: Coming Soon...

Future of Cities is curating a high-powered event at CAA in February called ARCHITECT.  Our very special guests will be announced shortly.

Bulletin June

Future of Cities: Leading in LA envisions a Los Angeles that cultivates and sustains innovative and effective civic leadership working together across sectors, cultures, and geographies to create a prosperous and livable future for all in our region. Our convenings - including our sold-out inaugural summit - have brought together a cross-section of stakeholders for candid...

Future of Cities: Leading in LA - Speaker Line-Up

Los Angeles helped fulfill your dreams. What will you do to fulfill LA's dreams? Future of Cities: Leading in LA's summit brings together leaders leaders from across the LA basin who will play an integral role in transforming the landscape of LA for the next 20 years. 

Save the Date: Oct. 19, 2015 Future of Cities!

It’s time to call on you and all of LA's leaders to use your talents to enrich our city's civic tapestry so that all citizens may thrive. Los Angeles is a global capital of innovation and creativity, and its influence reverberates far beyond the city limits. We can leverage that influence to become a beacon of civic engagement and stewardship that can change LA and other cities around the world.

Future of Cities Inspires a New Radio Show in LA!

Future of Cities: Leading in LA launched on June 2nd, bringing together more than 100 local innovators to begin a course-changing conversation about civic leadership for Los Angeles. LA is a world-class city on the verge of major changes, and we convened many of the people leading the way. The event began the dialogue about change and leadership for LA that will continue online and through our October 19 event. 

Future of Cities Launch Event was a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to making the kickoff event for Future of Cities: Leading in LA a huge success! On June 2nd more than 100 civic, cultural and community leaders, movers and activists gathered to support our new endeavor.

Change and Velocity: The History and Future of Los Angeles

We hang LA history on imperial expansion, of Spain and the United States.  We find LA within expressions of Manifest Destiny and its violence.  We encounter remarkable diversity at the outset.  We railroad LA. We watch a harbor dug out of almost nothing, we see bold metropolitan ambition come to fruition. We watch the Mexican Revolution send Latino labor northward at precisely the moment that industrial Los Angeles so desires a laboring underclass.  We undergird the American economy, and the world’s imagination, with LA films, the LA film industry, and LA oil.  We track escapees from the Jim Crow South trying, with greater and lesser degrees of success, to outrun racism by racing west.

Future of Cities & KCRW Contest Rules

Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to those who sign up at the online sweepstakes page and who are 18 years old as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of California and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Future of Cities, Community Partners, and KCRW (the “Sponsors”) their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

Bulletin June 2015

As Disney/ABC Television Chief Ben Sherwood mentioned at our kickoff event last week, other cities have an unwritten "tax" on its most important citizens to engage in this way. As a still new city, we don't have a long history and culture to fall back on. And while we are leaders around the world, global obligations don't excuse us from local involvement.