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
Kumamoto, Kumamoto & Associates
Yamamoto, CRA LA
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
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
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
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
Graves, public art consultant
Glen Matsui, landscape architect