How can California’s recent housing advances be coupled with new transportation approaches to reach shared state goals?
Across California, people in metropolitan areas are facing an acute housing shortage, driving up rental prices and pushing home ownership further and further out of reach. The California Legislature has taken an active role in increasing housing production and protecting tenants. But, at the same time, to achieve state climate goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, these housing advances must be coupled with transportation approaches that ensure new housing development does not continue to favor car-based mobility. Progress toward connecting housing and transportation priorities requires advancing state, regional, and local approaches.
This year’s InterActions LA event will discuss the past and future housing and transportation goals, building on panels from the 2022 UCLA Arrowhead Symposium: California’s Housing Crossroads.
Back in person at The California Endowment, InterActions LA will include presentations and discussions covering legislative updates, research, case studies, and organizing approaches. As California continues to invest significant time in advancing housing legislation and large amounts of financial resources in transportation, what are these investments yielding in terms of results, and what still needs to be done? In particular, we will discuss challenges and solutions around the most promising recent legislative efforts at the state, regional, and local levels. What are the limitations of state-led planning on advancing housing and transportation goals? What are harmonious approaches?
8:30 AM | Registration and breakfast
9:00 AM | Welcome and Keynote Address from Mike Bonin, former Los Angeles City Councilmember
9:30 AM | Panel 1 discussion of recent state legislative developments in housing and transportation. This legislative focus will be paired with research insights into current transportation and housing connections and challenges.
11:00 AM | Panel 2 presentation of case studies and recent research focusing on the results from local and state programs working to address housing and transportation.
1:15 PM | Panel 3 discussion on organizing, implementing, and next steps.
2:30 PM | Closing remarks
Registration and Scholarship Opportunity
The regular registration fee of $99 includes access to the full programming and materials, plus breakfast, lunch and reception. Scholarship opportunities are available to cover the complete costs of registration. Priority will go to those who work to advance racial and social justice in housing and transportation as part of their compensated or uncompensated work, those for whom the event would aid in their professional development, and those with a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences or who have been marginalized from governmental and academic power structures. Students are encouraged to apply.
For more information and full program, visit the event page.