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Westside Urban Forum - Burning Down and Building Up: Wildfires and Resiliency

  • Helms Design Center @ the Helms Bakery Campus 8745 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA, 90232 United States (map)

Last year, The Woolsey Fire incinerated tens of thousands of mountainous acres between Malibu and Thousand Oaks, destroying homes, businesses, and habitat. 

Rebuilding and recovery efforts are often the immediate focus, and tough questions that need to be asked are deferred and then never addressed. Should we rebuild in high-risk areas? If the answer is yes, how should we rebuild smarter? 

This panel proposes a candid dialogue on how we can support a balanced approach to development on the urban fringe, and what will be required to align this approach with the environmental realities of a warming climate and continued population growth in Southern California.

Bonnie BluePlanning Director, City of Malibu
Joshua H. HaffnerAttorney, Haffner Law (specializing in insurance claims from property damage)

Jacob Margolis, KPCC science reporter and host of the popular podcast, The Big One

*Additional panelists to be announced

$50  members
$65  nonmembers
$10  student members
$15  student nonmembers

Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Buy tickets here: