Carol Goldstein is involved with planning and program development for the arts, historic preservation, public art and cultural planning as they intersect with land use, neighborhood economic development and community identity. A former principal planner for the Community Redevelopment Agency in Los Angeles, she is a consultant in cultural and public art planning for cities, regional and state agencies, non-profits and advocacy groups. Initiatives she has developed for communities throughout the U.S. include cultural plans, arts districts, cultural facilities, organizational and administrative structures and public art projects.
At UCLA, Ms. Goldstein teaches physical planning, cultural planning, land use, and historic preservation courses and directs student work for non-profit and public sector clients. Examples include: "Affirming Neighborhoods: Responsive Neighborhood Cultural Planning" for the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (American Planning Association National Student Project Award, 1992); "Elysian Park: New Strategies for Preservation of Historic Open Space Resources" for the Citizens' Committee To Save Elysian Park (Los Angeles Conservancy Award, 1991 and California Preservation Foundation Award, 1991); and "Realizing a Community Dream: The Diverse Cultural Resources of the "Anaheim Corridor" for the Public Corporation for the Arts/Long Beach Regional Arts Council (1995).