UCLA Luskin’s Zev Yaroslavsky and Jim Newton weighed in on billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad’s enduring imprint on the cultural and civic life of Los Angeles. Broad, who died April 30 at age 87, was the rare individual who could “convene the agents of wealth and commerce and business to mobilize for a large civic project,” Yaroslavsky told the Los Angeles Times. On KPCC’s AirTalk, beginning at minute 18, Yaroslavsky spoke about the transformative impact of Broad’s decades of “venture philanthropy.” “His commitment, his civic involvement, was contagious,” said Yaroslavsky, a longtime elected official who now directs the Luskin School’s Los Angeles Initiative. Newton, editor of UCLA’s Blueprint magazine, wrote an L.A. Times op-ed calling Broad “an unstoppable force” bent on pushing the city toward greatness amid substantial resistance. “Today’s Los Angeles, from its schools to its political leadership to its skyline, reflects Broad’s great construction project,” Newton wrote.