Can LA Plan Its Way Out of a Loneliness Crisis? 
August 11, 2020
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Dear Friends, 
We hope this note finds you well and healthy in whichever corner of Los Angeles you may be. Needless to say, the coronavirus crisis has touched everyone's lives. Those of us who love working on, talking about, and thriving in the built environment have surely felt the quietness on our streets and the desolation of our businesses in particularly profound ways. 
May we all emerge from this stronger and ever more dedicated to building our great city. 
Though we have of course suspended our monthly breakfasts, we are pleased to report that we have been hard at work planning for the near future. I would like to share a few announcements: 
Online Programs Coming Soon
While we cannot share breakfast burritos and break bread together, we remain dedicated to informing and inspiring our WUF community, so we are putting together a short series of online panels considering the landscape for small businesses in our region's post-virus future.  Stay tuned for announcements about topics, rosters, and logistics. 
Westside Prize Luncheon: Coming Back in 2021
We are rescheduling our signature annual event, the Westside Prize Luncheon, until 2021, and look forward to honoring award recipients in a festive gathering next year. We thank our venue, Hotel Casa del Mar, for accommodating this change.
Design Awards 2020: Virtual Awards Program
We are excited to recognize the great design work that has been done in our community this past year. We have received fantastic submissions and will convene our jury remotely. Please watch for future announcements about an online awards ceremony.
Thank-Yous to Sponsors & Friends
Since we cannot thank them in person, we want to extend special appreciation to our sponsors: ARC Document Solutions; Akerman; Crain & Associates; Cox, Castle & Nicholson; Gensler; Helms Bakery District; HKS; Jerde; Louis Poulsen; Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips; Walter N. Marks, Inc. As well, we are pleased to lend our support to our wonderful caterer, Jennie Cooks Catering. Jennie and her team are still cooking up a storm and have meals for pickup. 
Thank you, as always, for your support of WUF and for your dedication to the Westside. We hope you and your families are well and looking out for each other, and we look forward to seeing you online soon. 
Westside Urban Forum Board of Directors 


Click here for video of joint WUF/APA event on Regional Housing Needs Assessment.