Join us for this year’s PLUS²:
Healing the City
In cities like Los Angeles, health disparities are continuing to grow at a rapid rate. We understand that “health” in urban areas goes beyond fighting illnesses and preventing diseases.
The quality of life of residents in marginalized communities, especially, is affected by factors like income and racial inequality, and the physical and built environment. These among other obstacles impact the way we live, where we live, and our ability to access the tools we need to sustain a dignified quality of life.
At PLUS2 this year, we’re interested in examining the intersection of health, economics, and the city. Beyond clinical health, what are some of the barriers preventing residents in urban areas from being healthy? And how can we think differently about who gets the opportunity to heal and live healthy lives.
The full-day summit will consist of short talks and panels from invited leaders and influencers, followed by a thoughtful discussion with our guests; that means you!
We invite you to join us for the whole day, or just for the sessions that interest you the most. We’ll break for lunch and will end the day with a hosted cocktail hour on site.
Hope to see you there!
PLUS² is an open-format summit, where guests can join us for the whole day, or come for select sessions:
8:00 am – Registration
9:00 am – Welcome & Morning Sessions
- 9:15am – Who Gets to Heal
Chani Nicholas, Astrologer & Writer
- 9:55am – The Equity of Fresh Air and Planning
Bill Roschen, Roschen Van Cleve Architects
Regina Freer, Politics Department at Occidental College
Dr. Anthony Moretti MD, Pediatrics at White Memorial Hospital
- 10:45am – Homes for Hope: Housing the Homeless in the Face of NIMBYism
Sofia Borges, MADWORKSHOP & USC School of Architecture
- 11:25am – Local Resistance: How Our Neighborhoods are Setting the National Agenda for Environmental Equity
Auro Vasquez, Center for Popular Democracy
Jorge Madrid, Environmental Defense Fund
Yesenia Fernandez, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) & Professor at Cal State Dominguez Hills
12:15 pm – Lunch
- 1:20pm – Moving Towards Health Equity: Perspectives from Philanthropic Leaders
Manal Aboelata, Prevention Institute
Beatriz Maria Solis, The California Endowment
Jennie Carreon, AltaMed
- 2:05pm – Mobility in Mexico City: Bikes, People, Policy, and Politics
Dhyana Quintanar Solares, Nexity
- 2:45pm – Landscape Urbanism as a Vehicle for Engagement & Change in the Public Realm
Mia Lehrer, Mia Lehrer + Associates
- 3:25pm – Capitalism Makes Us Sick
Niki Okuk, Rco² Material Reuse
4:00 pm – Cocktail Hour
Location & Time
Friday, June 9th, 2017
@ 9 AM – 6 PM