May 10, 2016 – Professor Jonathan Zasloff presented and served as one of the expert panelists at the on April 27th UCLA NEIGHBORHOOD INTEGRITY INITIATIVE FORUM: NEVER LET A GOOD CRISIS GO TO WASTE. The proposed Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, which has potentially sweeping implications for large-scale development in the City of Los Angeles, is being targeted for the March 2017 Los Angeles City election. This forum, a partnership of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real estate and the Los Angeles District Council of the Urban Land Institute, brought together a distinguished panel to discuss the Initiative’s potential impact. Key stakeholders include private developers, affordable housing developers, neighborhood associations, labor, transit-oriented development advocates, elected officials, planning professionals, and urban designers. The forum focused heavily on the underlying issues raised by the Initiative, for example the state of the planning process in the City of Los Angeles, and on creating a viable path forward. The forum also explored related topics such as the Build Better LA affordable housing ballot measure, and the recent call by Mayor Eric Garcetti and several council members to have the City’s “community plans” revised by 2026, which would set the allowable size and density of development projects in neighborhoods throughout the City.
Watch parts 1 and 2 of the forum event.