• Featured event

    Return of the Wuffies (Members Only Event)

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Jerde in Los Angeles, CA

    Dear WUF supporter,

    It’s been two years since WUF last presented the Wuffies, and we all know you’re tired of winning. We still hope you’ll come out Wednesday, December 5th.

    Indeed, at WUF winning is for losers. The Wuffies will recognize everything that went wrong with land use in Los Angeles. We’ll recognize the people, policies, and projects who – through deviousness, incompetence, and plain old poor taste – have conspired to make Los Angeles less great. 

    It's going to be the funnest night of the year in land use, and a great start to the holiday season! Please join us!   

    Non-Members: Join now so you can be a part of the magic!

    Refreshments and Light Appetizers
    Attire: Come as you are 

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    7pm-9pm

    JERDE
    601 W. 5th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Jerde is easily assessed by Metro Rail, bus, and bike. With apologies, we cannot provide parking.  

    Admission: $20 members and plus-ones; $30 at the door


  • Featured event

    Let’s Get Physical: The Future of Retail (NON-MEMBERS-use this form to register)

    Friday, December 14, 2018 at 07:15 AM
    Helms Design Center in Culver City , CA

    Has the death of brick and mortar retail been greatly exaggerated? Amid the steady drumbeat of news headlines about chain store bankruptcies, closings and failing malls, it is easy to forget that over 85 percent of all retail sales still occur in physical stores. 

    With the peak holiday shopping season upon us, we have invited a distinguished panel of retail designers and developers to give us an insiders’ view on their strategies for adapting to an overbuilt retail landscape, changing consumer preferences, and the transformation of retail centers into de facto town squares. 

    From the recently opened Palisades Village to Howard Hughes to the Westside Pavilion, how is Los Angeles redefining the future of retail?

    Trends for discussion will include: the creation of compelling experiences in stores and malls to drive customer engagement; the seemingly counter-intuitive shift of retail from online to offline (“clicks to bricks,” with notable local examples including Amazon Books and the first Jennifer Meyer Jewelry stand-alone store at Palisades Village); short-term leases for pop-up stores replacing long-term leases; and malls renovated into true mixed-use developments (Westside Pavilion) with office space, entertainment, lifestyle uses, and Food, Food, Food.

    Panelists
    Michael Gazzan
    Vice President, Development
    Caruso Affiliated (invited)

    Tammy McKerrow
    Senior Vice President
    Jerde

    Jon Rood
    Senior Vice President
    Pacific Retail Capital Partners

    Moderator
    To be announced.

    Helms Design Center @ the Helms Bakery campus
    8745 Washington Blvd.
    Culver City, CA  90232
    Google map and directions

    Parking
    Available in the adjacent, interior parking garage at 8711 Washington Blvd., Culver City (look for the red banners), or ample street parking, or via the Expo Light Rail line, one block to the east of Helms Bakery.

    7:15am-9am

    7:15am  Registration
    7:30am  Breakfast
    7:45am  Panel Discussion

    $50  members
    $65  nonmembers
    $10  student members
    $15  student nonmembers

    Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.  After December 12, 2018 and at onsite registration the cost will be an additional $10.  No refunds or credits will be provided after this date.

     


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