Please join me for an evening where you'll hear from a nationally renowned city planner and tech industry executive on the potential Old Torrance holds and why it could be the key to improving Torrance's future by attracting tech businesses.
Jeff Speck, AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP, Honorary ASLA, Principal, Speck & Associates LLC
Jeff Speck is a city planner who advocates internationally for more walkable cities. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he presided over the Mayors' Institute on City Design and created the Governors' Institute on Community Design. Prior to his federal appointment, Mr. Speck spent ten years as Director of Town Planning at DPZ & Co. Since 2007, he has led Speck & Associates, a boutique planning firm that specializes in making American downtowns thrive.
Mr. Speck is the co-author of The Smart-Growth Manual and the “modern classic” Suburban Nation. His latest book, Walkable City was the best-selling city-planning book of 2013-16. His TED talks and YouTube videos have been viewed more than 3.8 million times.
Andy Wilson, Executive Director, Alliance for Southern California Innovation, Pasadena Councilmember
Andy is a leader in the Southern Californian innovation ecosystem and has started, led or invested in more than two dozen tech start-ups. In addition to leading the Alliance as Executive Director, he serves on the City Council for the City of Pasadena and he is a founder of Innovate Pasadena, which is dedicated to advancing the Eastside of Los Angeles as a vibrant innovation center for deep tech.
3330 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503
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