March 23, 2007
Gail Goldberg, Director of Planning, City of Los Angeles, 3-21-07
Urban Marketplace 2007 is a unique conference on investment opportunities and development strategies for Southern California's emerging lower income and distressed neighborhoods. The ULI LA Urban Marketplace has become a national model over the past six years, attracting over 3400 real estate and related professionals, as well as community and government leaders to its case studies, roundtable discussions, and exhibits. Attendees learn best practices and solidify relations with key professionals and leaders at the forefront of revitalizing the inner city.
This year's event will explore strategies and best practices for investing and developing in Los Angeles' emerging neighborhoods. The discussion — entitled Where is L.A. Headed? Solving the Real Estate Puzzle — focuses on redevelopment and economic investment in four regions within the city: Hollywood, Downtown L.A., East L.A., and Inglewood.
Gail Goldberg was appointed Director of Los Angeles City Planning Department in February 2006. As director, Ms. Goldberg is responsible for organizing and directing the policies and planning activities of the City’s Planning Department. Those activities include the development, maintenance and implementation of all elements of the City’s General Plan as well as a range of other special zoning plans. Additional responsibilities include plan implementation measures, subdivisions and other controls.
Prior to joining the Los Angeles Planning Department, Ms Goldberg worked for 17 years in the Planning Department of the City of San Diego, the last five years serving as Planning Director. Her responsibilities included all long-range city-wide and community planning. Other responsibilities included Facilities Financing, Transportation Planning, the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP), and special projects. She oversaw a planning process to update the city’s 20-year-old General Plan. The initial result was the adoption of a strategic framework plan that articulated a 20-year vision for the City and a long-term strategy for achieving that vision known as the “City of Villages” plan.
Ms. Goldberg is a native Californian and holds a degree in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California San Diego. She is an Urban Land Institute Trustee, as well as Past Chair of the San Diego/Tijuana ULI District Council; Immediate Past President of the San Diego Chapter of the Lambda Alpha Honorary Land Economics Society; a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners; and a member of the California Planners Roundtable. Ms. Goldberg has also served on the Statewide Coordinating Committee for the Urban Land Institute’s California Smart Growth Initiative; as a board member of the American Planning Association; and as co-chair of the State American Planning Association 2002 Conference.
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