About #PLUS2LA

The Planning and Land-Use Strategies Summit (PLUS²) is an annual conference curated by LURN, a community development nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles.

PLUS² is a dynamic convening of top leaders, thinkers and change makers who will come together to dream up an actionable vision for the communities we work in.
PLUS² offers a fast and lively presentation format, which will engage the audience and challenge leaders to think differently about how they approach their work.



This year’s theme is The Inclusive City.

On June 28th, we will learn from leaders who are forging an inclusive city by addressing the lack of affordable housing,
the acceleration of gentrification and displacement, the increase of income inequality, climate change, and food insecurity.


Our cities are at a crossroads. As they grow and become powerful economic engines,
the results of this growth is being concentrated in the hands of a select few.

How do we build a more inclusive city? One that provides affordable housing options for its most vulnerable,
living wage jobs for its constituents, and public spaces that support healthy living?

What is the role of urban planners, architects, real estate developers,
funders in developing a city that accommodates a diversity of needs and leaves no one behind?


In 20 minute sessions, speakers and panelists will share their ideas for how
an “inclusive city” can meet the needs of all its residents, especially the most marginalized.


Register here

Early Bird Pricing ends May 31st!!



Location & Time

L.A. River Studios

Friday, jUNE 28TH @ 9 AM – 6 PM

2025 N San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065
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If you would like to sponsor PLUS² please reach out to Julie@LURNetwork.org for more information!


**Check back for speakers and a full agenda**


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² 2018:
The Resilient City

Check out our video from last year’s PLUS² where we highlighted solutions that are being used to fight
systemic barriers urban residents face in achieving a safe, healthy and prosperous quality of life.
We believe communities of color in urban neighborhoods are the definition of resilient,
as they have had to be that way for decades.
Check it out below!