Río joined Romel Pascual, CicLAvia executive director, and Brian Taylor, professor of urban planning at the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA, to discuss how to create decarbonized urban pathways and infrastructure that enhance access for pedestrians, drivers, bicyclists, and mass transit riders alike at The Hammer Museum. The panel was moderated by Jay Kim, Assistant General Manager of Mobility Management, Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Play the recording HERE!
Anisha Hingorani, PMJ board member, moderated the opening panel that brought planners, practitioners, and academics in conversation on spatial justice in Los Angeles and community-led creative resistance. Río Oxas, PMJ Policy & Programs Organizer, hosted a workshop “Queer Places in Urban Spaces” where they discussed urban planning and design considering the intersections of race, class, and sexuality and understanding the uneven experiences of queer communities in gentrifying urban spaces. Río provided examples of ways cities can develop policies to advance equity for queer communities of color and creative methods to advocate for socio-spatial justice for minority groups. Check out some recap tweets and photos here!