SoCal Storylines: Revitalizing our cities

September 20, 2016

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Milken Institute
1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401



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As a global leader in entertainment, aerospace, international trade and higher education, Southern California enjoys an abundance of resources to aid in the region’s further development. It also has the nation’s most diverse population and is a hub for manufacturing and innovation. But Southern Californians face challenges in living up to the region’s economic potential.

Join us Tuesday, September 20, at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica, for the second installment of our series "SoCal Storylines: Conversations with movers and shakers," during which we’ll examine revitalization and infrastructure. How should L.A. officials deal with the city’s structural deficit? How are we developing our next generation of skilled workers? What's in the works to improve the city’s infrastructure, workforce, and overall quality of life? 

KPCC managing editor for news, Ben Bergman, KPCC SoCal Economy Senior Reporter, will ask some of Southern California’s most influential leaders, thinkers, movers and shakers to share their vision and ideas for the future of Los Angeles. We’ll explore the many facets of Southern California’s collective decision-making process, as well as the most productive strategies for growth, workforce development and infrastructure improvements.


Ben Bergman, KPCC SoCal Economy Senior Reporter

Featured Guests

Aja Brown, Mayor of Compton
Madeline Janis, Executive Director of Jobs to Move America and co-founder of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
Miguel Santana, Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Los Angeles



This event is part of our series "SoCal Storylines: Conversations with movers and shakers." Through these forward-looking public forums, the Milken Institute’s California Center and KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, will dive deep into Southern California’s regional issues, including transportation, workforce, housing and innovation. We’ll talk to people on the front lines of those issues – and welcome you to join the conversation about how to solve some of our most vexing problems.