Summer in the City - Long Beach Edition

APA California Chapter, Los Angeles Section


Saturday, June 3, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT

Long Beach, CA, United States

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What better way to start off your Summer than a morning spent exploring the coastline and exciting development and active transportation projects in Long Beach, from the shore, to Downtown, and more?! You'll see award-winning projects and plan areas (including from this year's upcoming APA Los Angeles Awards Gala), and hear from those who help make it all happen. Summer in the City is one of APA Los Angeles' most popular events. Featured monthly through Summertime each year, it's a great opportunity to be inspired, meet up with friends, and see what's going on around us in places we might not get to often enough. We'll be highly multi-modal in this first edition of SITC for 2017, and you'll have a great time. We'll be walking, pedaling (via SoBi bikeshare), cruising (AquaLink water taxi) and more to see what's happening all around town. After the tour concludes, for those who are interested or just plain thirsty, we will be convening at Ballast Point Brewing for optional suds and such. The brewpub overlooks the marina channel, and it's a great spot to enjoy some great beer! Be sure to bring a growler if you want to take some home! Please bring sun gear (hat, shades and sunscreen), a water bottle, a camera (what's that?), and sturdy walking shoes (no flip-flops). Please be on time, or you might miss the boat, literally.

Staff from the City of Long Beach will provide an overview of the plans that have enabled the exciting changes happening today. Staff will share insight on the development and implementation of adaptive reuse projects, historic preservation efforts and integration of new development with the public realm and active transportation projects. ​​The experience will offer participants an in-depth perspective on how Long Beach was able to craft innovative and effective planning policies and implement them to create economically viable and vibrant communities and districts.

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Linda Tatum, FAICP

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Christopher Koontz, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Christopher Ira Koontz, AICP manages long-range, environmental, and historic planning for the City of Long Beach. He has overseen award-winning plan development projects ranging from Transit Oriented Development and Cap and Trade plans to address affordable housing to bicycle master plans and major projects involving sensitive wetland environments. Prior to ... Read More

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Steve Gerhardt,