This Wednesday, April 13th from 7:15 am to 12:00 pm, The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles will hold its annual Urban Marketplace event at the Reef complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The yearly event brings together developers, elected officials and senior city staff to develop strategies for bringing investment and economic development to Los Angeles' most impoverished neighborhoods.

Keynotes at the event will be delivered by:

  • Michael Maltzan
    Founding Principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.
  • Dr. Manuel Pastor
    Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)

  • Tony Salazar
    President of West Coast Operations for McCormack Baron Salazar
  • David Riccitiello
    Senior Deputy for Economic Development, Sustainability & Mobility, Second District County of Los Angeles
  • Mott Smith
    Co-Founder of Civic Enterprise

Following the keynotes, 20+ interactive roundtables led by industry leaders will be held. Its a truly impressive list covering a wide range of topics. We've posted the full list below, but here's five picks that we'll have our eye on:

  • Multifamily Trends: Micro Units for Median Incomes
    Moderated by Keith McCloskey, Director of KTGY Architecture+Planning and Vince Daley, President & CEO of the Daly Group
  • LA Small Lot Ordinance: A Smart-Growth, For-Sale Alternative
    Moderated by Alan Scales, AIA - Principal, KTGY Architecture+Planning and Simon Pastucha, LA Dept of City Planning
  • Trading Spaces: How the Sharing Economy is Optimizing Demand for Parking in Development
    Moderated by Hilary Norton - Executive Director, Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic (FAST) and Mott Smoth - CoFounder, Civic Enterprise
  • DTLA Renaissance: What's Next?!
    Moderated by Hal Bastian, President & CEO, What's Up Downtown? with Hal Bastian
  • Central City East Becomes Central: Skid Row and the Rise of Downtown LA
    Moderated by Sara Hernandez - Downtown Area Director & Special Counsel, Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar, 14th District and Estela Lopez - Partner, Kindel Gagan

Urban Marketplace 2016 will be held this Wednesday April 13th from 7:15am to 12:00pm. The event takes place at The Reef (1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90007) in the second floor exhibit space. 

For more information and to register, please visit the event page on ULA Los Angeles' website.