On November 2, 2010, we held a forum at UC Irvine featuring Joseph Dunn, Managing Partner of The Senators’ Law Firm. Mr. Dunn is the former CEO of the California Medical Association, as well as a former California State Senator who represented California’s 34th Senate District in central Orange County and led the state’s investigation into Enron’s involvement in the 2000-2001 energy crisis. He spoke about how our communities and the larger regional global context are changing and the need for visionary planning strategies and processes to ensure a thriving future for the golden state and its metropolitan regions.
Robert E. Lang, Professor and Director of the Brookings Mountain West Initiative at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was the featured speaker on October 26, 2010 at UC Irvine. Sponsored by the School of Social Ecology’s Metropolitan Futures Initiative, Lang’s presentation explored the relationship between metropolitan form, scale and connectivity.