How well do you know your city? We're not just talking about being able to navigate through your neighborhood without using google maps or knowing where the best restaurants are located - these things are important, but cities offer so much more! This podcast explores the "so much more." Join us as we talk to some really interesting and cool people doing good work in the fields of policy, advocacy, community development and more. Our goal is to highlight all of the amazing work that's happening in cities across various regions and to celebrate the leaders that are making it happen.
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(You Don't) Speak for Me - Girl Loves Distortion
11- Rosten Woo: Not About Us Without Us
Rosten Woo, a newly appointed Stanton Fellow and local artist who makes complex ideas simple through graphics, talks to us about how his childhood in Seattle influences his work now, how art and policy mash up, and that when creating equitable policy we have to center the voices of the people affected by it.
10 - Alfred Fraijo Jr.: The Impacts of Our Founder
Alfred Fraijo, Jr., partner in the Real Estate, Land Use, and Natural Resources practice group at Sheppard Mullin law firm, joins us to talk about how he got to where he is now as a partner in a global firm, how his mom has played a role in his career, and why starting LURN was important to him.
09 - Lou Calanche: From Boyle Heights, You Can Go Anywhere.
Lou Calanche, the Founder and Executive Director of Legacy LA, joins us to talk about how her organization started as a passion project, the importance of creating space for youth in our decision making systems, and how from Boyle Heights, you can go anywhere.
08 - Maria Cabildo: The Planning of East LA, Building Community and Creating Leaders.
Maria Cabildo, the "Patron Saint of Boyle Heights," joins us to discuss how she first learned about Urban Planning, her experiences in founding the East LA Community Corporation, and how she raised $5k to bring Cesar Chavez to Columbia University.
07 - Jacqueline Waggoner: Homelessness, Capital, and Reminding Angelenos About Their Beaches.
Jacqueline Waggoner, VP and Market Leader for the Southern California Market of Enterprise Community Partners, joins us to discuss how Los Angeles can (and will) end homelessness, why communities of color need access to capital, the privilege of housing, and the weird fact that Angelenos rarely go to their beaches.
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Great podcast, great people!
Really enjoy the pod, and the hosts do phenomenal work on and off air! Highly recommend!