Seminar on Air Quality in Inland Southern California, UC Riverside, April 26
Edward J. Blakely
Center for Sustainable
Randall Lewis Seminar Series
Vol. 1, No. 1 http://cssd.ucr.edu Friday, March 25, 2005
April 26 � Air Quality in Inland Southern California
Speaker -- Dr. James Lents
Director, Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development and former Executive Officer of the South Coast Air Quality Management District
Commentator � Dr. Barry Wallerstein
Executive Director, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Location � UC, Riverside campus
May 19 � The Paris Opera and the role of cultural
institutions in city development
Speaker � Dr. Christopher Mead
Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico
Panelists � Dr. Toby Miller
Director, UCR�s program in Film and Visual Culture
-- Ellen Estelai
Executive Director, Riverside Arts Council
Location � UC, Riverside campus, Bourns A125
June 16 � Inclusionary Zoning: Can It Meet Its
Inclusionary Zoning, or mandating that a percentage of every residential development be affordable to lower income families, is being considered by a number of city councils around the region. But, there�s a lively debate about whether it will really accomplish the goal of more affordable housing.
Location -- TBA
Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies. Randall has been Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders, and President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, He was named the Builder of the Year by the Baldy View Chapter of the B.I.A., and was the recipient of the Sales and Marketing Council's MAME Awards Marketing Person of the Year. He is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. Randall serves on several executive boards including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Randall received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.
Seminar Series to Begin
Inland Southern California Air Quality First Topic
The Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development is pleased to announce the Randall Lewis Seminar Series, a monthly program of lectures and community discussions on the emerging issues of Inland Southern California.
The first seminar, at UC, Riverside on April 26, will be on Air Quality in Inland Southern California. Dr. James Lents, Director of the Blakely Center and former head of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, will discuss the current state of air quality, the pace of improvement, the imminent arrival of stricter federal standards and the regional impact of the new standards. Dr. Barry Wallerstein, current Executive Director of the Air Quality Management District, will comment on Dr. Lents� presentation. The floor will then be open to questions and comments from members of the audience. A reception with wine, refreshments and an opportunity to mingle with the speaker will follow. The entire program will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The 2005 seminar series has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of Randall Lewis, Executive Vice President of the Lewis Group of Companies.
The May 19 program will feature Dr. Christopher Mead, a UCR graduate who is now Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. Mead will be speaking on the Paris Opera House and its effect on the development of its neighborhood. The panel will then broaden the discussion to the role of cultural institutions in suburbs. On June 16, the seminar will focus on inclusionary zoning, the hotly debated practice by cities of requiring developers to set aside a certain portion of their housing units for low-income families.
Future programs will follow a similar format, with time for questions and discussion. Possible topics when the series resumes in September, include infrastructure financing, school quality, managing the human-wildlands interface, communities designed for health, the Hispanic impact, issues of water availability and quality, the relationship between density and affordability and television for the Inland region. The seminars will be hosted in venues around Inland Southern California.
A lively audience of elected officials, business people, city and county staff, environmentalists, members of community groups and those who simply want to explore topics which will affect the future of their communities is anticipated. The seminars will be free of charge.
If you plan to attend, please rsvp to shayna.conaway@... or (951) 827-7830 to ensure adequate space and refreshments.
Please forward this announcement to any friends or colleagues you think might be interested.
For further information regarding this, or any event sponsored by the Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, please contact:
Andy McCue, Managing Director
University of California, Riverside � B101 Highlander Hall � Riverside, CA 92521, USA
E-mail: andy.mccue@... � Telephone: (951) 827-7830 � Visit our website at http://cssd.ucr.edu.