L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference | Los Angeles Conservancy
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L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference

L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:30am Register

L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference:
The Intersection of Housing and Preservation

Lincoln High School
Saturday, October 13

As the housing crisis worsens and new development rises, historic neighborhoods are increasingly vulnerable to demolition and a loss of community character. This year’s L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference focuses on the intersection of historic preservation, affordable housing, and the challenge of increasing housing supply.

Join the Conservancy and the Los Angeles Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources for a day-long forum on neighborhood conservation, including presentations by experts in the field, interactive workshops, and dialogue with community stakeholders. 

The event is open to anyone interested in neighborhood conservation and will examine a range of topics, including preserving multi-family housing, engaging youth in preservation, protecting legacy businesses, and more.

The L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference is for you if:

  • You live in, or own property in, a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) or historic district;
  • You are a current HPOZ Board member;
  • You are interested in forming an HPOZ in your neighborhood;
  • You are interested in new policies around granny flats (accessory dwelling units);
  • You are interested in preserving historic multi-family residences in your neighborhood;
  • You want to maintain your neighborhood’s character and to hear about new tools and ways to help;
  • You own or operate a legacy business;
  • You want to learn how to engage youth in your preservation project.

Far from just speakers and presentations, this conference gives you a chance to discuss and address specific issues in your own neighborhood. 

See list of conference sessions and walking tours >>

To Register

Click on the blue Register button at the top of this page.

Event Timeline*

8:30 - 9 a.m.: Check-in and morning refreshments

9 - 10:10 a.m.: Opening keynote panel of housing experts moderated by Saul Gonzalez, KCRW reporter and host of the podcast, There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles, with California State Assemblymember Laura Friedman (District 43); Chancee Martorell, Executive Director, Thai Community Development Center; and Thomas Safran or partner, Thomas Safran & Associates.

10:20 - 11:20 a.m.: Morning sessions

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Power sessions

12 - 12:55 p.m.: Lunch. During the lunch hour, enjoy networking with fellow attendees. 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Afternoon sessions

2:05 - 2:30 p.m.: Closing program

2:35 - 4:00 p.m.: Walking tours. End the day with one of four different tours exploring the history of the area. 

*All times are approximate and subject to change

See list of conference sessions and walking tours >>

What Makes Your Neighborhood Unique?

Every neighborhood is distinct in some way - show us what sets yours apart! Before the conference, tag photos of your neighborhood on Instagram and Twitter with #LAStoryhood.