The Future of Preservation in Los Angeles: The Next 40 Years | Los Angeles Conservancy
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The Future of Preservation in Los Angeles: The Next 40 Years

What will historic preservation in Los Angeles look like over the next forty years? What’s the Conservancy’s role in addressing critical urban issues like density and housing? Who decides what to save?

As we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Conservancy's founding, we're looking to the future and asking questions about preservation in Los Angeles. Our esteemed panelists (see below) explored these questions and more as we discussed the role preservation will play in Los Angeles' future.

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This invigorating panel discussions took place at the Los Angeles Central Library (whose proposed demolition led to the Conservancy's formation) on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Moderated by Larry Mantle, host of KPCC's AirTalk and a fourth-generation Angeleno, the panel includes:

  • Margaret Bach, founding president, Los Angeles Conservancy
  • Christopher Hawthorne, newly appointed chief design officer, City of Los Angeles; former architecture critic, Los Angeles Times
  • Luis Hoyos, architect and urban designer; former Conservancy board member, professor of architecture at the Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, and member of the national Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • Michelle Magalong, executive director, Asian & Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation; associate director for the Center of Social Innovation at UC Riverside's School of Public Policy