LA Story: How Arts and Culture Can Revitalize Corridors

The city of Los Angeles has a thriving arts and culture scene, and has also been investing aggressively to build a truly multi-modal transportation system. The Urban Land Institute’s Healthy Corridors Project has been supporting efforts to transform LA’s Van Nuys Boulevard, in the Pacoima neighborhood, into a community-serving asset that leverages Pacoima’s vibrant arts and culture assets. In this session, learn about Van Nuys Boulevard, CicLAvia, and about other arts-based strategies to bring people together, enliven commercial corridors, and improve physical and community health.



  • Juanita Hardy, Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking (Urban Land Institute)

  • Rachel Burke, Director of Production (CicLAvia)

  • Helen Leung, Co-Executive Director (LA Más)

  • Alexandra Merlino, Director of Finance (CicLAvia)

  • Melani Smith, Adjunct Faculty (Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California)

    • ​Wednesday, April 4 (10:15 - 11:45 am)

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