2nd Annual Historic Symposium: The Evolution of Downtown Santa Ana

APA California Chapter, Orange Section


Friday, November 17, 2017, 11 a.m.
Friday, November 17, 2017, 4 p.m. PST

Santa Ana, CA, United States

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This year’s symposium will focus on Downtown Santa Ana. Topics of discussion will include the history of the built environment, demographic and economic changes, movements in healthy communities and equitable planning, and ongoing revitalization efforts. Join us as we explore the rich and diverse history of Orange County’s largest historic downtown.  Participants will gain an understanding of:


  - the history of the built enviornment in Downtown Santa Ana

  - Downtown Santa Ana's healthy communities movement

  - community and equitable planning in Santa Ana

  - Downtown Santa Ana's current and future revitalization efforts




Ryan Chase

Ryan Chase is Principal at S&A Management, lead on acquisitions, and a third generation leader in the company which was originally founded by his late grandfather Allan Fainbarg. S&A Management is a nationwide real estate company, which owns and manages approximately 150 properties in 16 states. Heavily involved ... Read More

Manny Escamilla

Manny Escamilla is a historian who serves as a City representative on the Santa Ana Arts & Cultural Master Plan and remains on staff in the City of Santa Ana’s Planning Department. He began working for the Santa Ana Public Library in 2004 as part of the White House Award ... Read More

Lisandro Orozco

Lisandro was raised in Santa Ana and is an advocate for active transportation, historic preservation and gentle density. He is a Planner for the City of Anaheim and a former Arts & Culture Commissioner for Santa Ana. Lisandro also served numerous roles with the American Planning Association, including two years as ... Read More

Erualdo Gonzalez

Erualdo R. González, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Fullerton. His areas of research are community development, neighborhood planning, planning and health, and urban governance and policy. He contemplates urban questions with social justice and equity, race, ethnicity, class ... Read More

Miguel Vasquez


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