WORKSHOP TOPICS

 

COMMUNITY DESIGN OVERLAY
Design Overlay mechanisms can help to control or influence new projects and development to reflect the cultural heritage of the area. Little Tokyo's community planning and design guidelines will be discussed
Speakers: Ron Fong, LTSC

                    Alan Kumamoto, Kumamoto & Associates
                    Ron Maben,

                    Karen Yamamoto, CRA LA

CULTURAL HERITAGE EDUCATION
How can we consolidate existing resources and develop new strategies to educate visitors to and residents of Little Tokyo so they can appreciate the history and cultural contributions of the local ethnic community over the years?

INTRODUCTION TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Since the restoration of Mt. Vernon, the historic preservation movement has been gradually building more steam, seeking to protect those sites and areas which should be recognized and remembered as important parts of our history. What resources are available to protect these sites?
Speakers: Ken Bernstein, LA Conservancy

RESEARCHING STRATEGIES FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION
What are examples of successful cultural preservation of historic neighborhoods? What are successful elements for preservation- such as tourism, businesses, housing, etc?
Speakers: Hillary Jenks, USC Ph.D student
                   Gerry Takano
                   Dr. Leland Saito, USC

ARTS & PRESERVATION
How art and landscapes can help to highlight and preserve the ethnic flavor of a neighborhood.
Speakers: Chris Aihara, JACCC
                   Donna Graves, public art consultant
                   Glen Matsui, landscape architect