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October 28, 2020: WUF Webinar - How to Ensure That Development Benefits Minority Communities

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September 23, 2020: WUF WEBINAR - COVID’s Legacy on Long-Range Planning in Los Angeles

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August 11, 2020: WUF WEBINAR - Can LA Plan Its Way Out of a Loneliness Crisis?

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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 in-person breakfasts, we are pleased to report that our programming will continue on in the virtual space, with our signature panel discussions and a host of other exciting events, as detailed below.
Online Programming
While we cannot share breakfast burritos and break bread together, we remain dedicated to informing and inspiring our WUF community, so we are continuing on with our monthly panel discussions, online in the virtual space until further notice. The standard date and time for these panels will be 12pm on the second Wednesday of each month, though exact dates and times may vary, so please check our website for the most up-to-date information.
Westside Prize Luncheon: Coming Back in 2021
We have postponed our signature annual event, the Westside Prize Luncheon, and hope to honor award recipients in a festive gathering in 2021. We thank our venue, Hotel Casa del Mar, for accommodating this change.
Design Awards 2020: Virtual Awards Program
As many of you already know, we still managed to hold our annual Design Awards competition earlier this summer and were excited to recognize the great design work that has been done in our community this past year. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to check out all of this year’s deserving honorees here (link to page).

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 for now, and in-person in the not-too-distant future!
Westside Urban Forum Board of Directors 





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