USC Professor of Urban Planning to Keynote Economic Development Summit at ArcLight, June 22nd

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June 16, 2017
One of the two keynoters at the 2017 Hollywood Economic Development Summit, taking place on Thursday, June 22nd, at the ArcLight Hollywood, is a professor in the USC Department of Urban Planning. Dr. David Sloane studies the evolution of cities through the lens of cultural landscapes, urban planning, food and health care systems. He is expected to apply his knowledge to Hollywood as a working case of revitalization.

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As a professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis within the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, he researches the history of urban institutions, including commemorative traditions and medical facilities. In 2012, he edited Planning Los Angeles, an examination of urban planning and policy issues about Southern California. Dr. Sloane received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University, all in history.

The theme for this year's conference is "Building a Livable Hollywood". Also keynoting the conference will be Vince Bertoni, Director of Planning for the City of Los Angeles. Tickets for the 2017 Summit are $50 if reserved no later than June 19th.

The Chamber’s most popular annual publication, the Hollywood Development Update for 2017, will also be distributed at the conference with information about 92 projects in the pipeline for Hollywood.
There are still numerous opportunities for sponsorships in connection with the summit. Anyone interested should contact Leron Gubler at

As of press time, the following sponsors have been identified: Diamond Level sponsors include Harridge Development Group, Rescore, and Strategic Legacy Investment Group, Inc.

Gold Level sponsors include American Commercial Equities, Avison Young, CIM Group, Counterintuity, Gensler, Gonzales Law Group, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, J.H. Snyder Co., JLL, Liner LLP, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Relevant Group, Robertson Properties Group, and Wilcon.

Silver Level sponsors include Ametron Audio/Video, Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac, Birch Tree Properties LLC, City National Bank, Communitas Design LLC, Discover Hollywood Magazine, East Hollywood BID, Emerson College Los Angeles, Essex Property Trust, Inc., Faring, Fidelity Investments, Gathers Strategies, Handelman Consulting, Inc., Hart Realty Advisors, Hollywood Entertainment District, Kimpton Everly Hotel, LeFrak, Marathon Communications, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate, Park & Velayos LLP, Park Plus, Inc., Pavemint, Selbert Perkins Design, Sunset & Vine BID, The Original Farmers Market, The Proper Companies, U.S. Bank, and Wood Partners.
Attendees will be among the first to receive their copy of the popular Hollywood Economic Development Update 2017.

Raffle drawings to experience Hollywood will be held at the end of the event donated by Kimpton Everly Hotel and The Escape Hotel. Must be present to win.

Admission is $50 before Monday, June 19th, or $60 thereafter and at the door.
Discounted parking is available at ArcLight Cinemas with validation.

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The Economic Development Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce serves as the forum to generate and share ideas that can further the economic development mission of the Hollywood Chamber and guide Hollywood’s growth as the most dynamic, diverse and vibrant community in the Los Angeles area. The committee brings together regional thought leaders, public policy experts, private sector leaders and government officials in an effort to advance ideas and advocate for economic development and policies that will further the growth, development and sustainability of Hollywood’s diverse communities including business, residential, visitors, education and our community serving nonprofit organizations.

About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
For more than 96 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Jeff Zarrinnam of Hollywood Hotel, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017-18, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit

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